Mitt Romney's Pandering Michigan Speech Gets the ‘Anchorman’ Treatment (Video)

GOP candidate Romney's butt-smooching paean to the Great Lakes State bears an eerie similarity to Will Ferrell's talking-head comedy

Mitt Romney's campaign speech in Michigan last week wasn't just the pinnacle of butt-kissery, even by politicians' standards — it might have even been lifted from "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

Romney's speech — in which the former Massachusetts governor attempted to re-establish his Michigan roots by uttering such banalities as "the trees are the right height" and "I love the lakes," spurred some Internet wisenheimer to draw comparisons to Romney's speech and Steve Carell's "Anchorman" scene in which Carell's character, Brick Tamland, attempts to curry favor by expressing his fondness for random objects he sees in the office.

Coincidence, or outright theft? Watch the video and decide for yourself.