Must-see morning clip: John Oliver picks members of the GOP as possible successors to the Pope

The correspondent explains why Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are all likely candidates

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 12, 2013 2:06PM (EST)

     (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

Why would last year's presidential GOP candidates Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, ever be in the running for the now-vacant papacy? "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver explains, dripping with sarcasm: "What would they know about appealing to a floundering organization dominated by old white men clinging to an arcane moral code who must reluctantly embrace change to stay relevant ... you're right, there's no cross-over there at all, Jon."

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