Matt Towery

The critics generally hate Leno, because to them he's too much a part of "average" America. He doesn't have the endless--and I mean endless -- sarcasm of Letterman and actually refrains from attacking people. He's not cutting edge. He's too much the apple pie American. Oh and he's too funny to a majority of Americans.

And NBC doesn't seem to really care about those of us who are, say 50 years old, have worked hard, saved money and have real disposable income. Most of the MSNBC "news hosts" advocate that we be taxed to death or "share the wealth" with government. NBC's so-called top news correspondents are not very adroit at hiding their similar views.

What Leno does is make even us folks in our late-40s, 50s, or older take an hour to forget how hard we have worked. He takes our attention away from how much liberty and personal resources we have lost through the idiotic moves of both Democrat and Republican leaders. And when he does focus on these matters, he brings us together for a laugh. He is an equal opportunity offender with his humor, but one with a heart.

It seems like the last person to accomplish what Jay Leno has achieved was a man named Johnny Carson. Lord knows he wouldn't have survived the "too cool for school" geniuses at today's NBC either. After all, Carnac the Magnificent would have never flown with a 26-year-old viewer with two college loans to pay off and money left over for pizza once a week.

So Jay, although I don't know you and likely never will, this is for you ... I think I now know why NBC has show’s named Grimm,The Biggest Loser, and Deception, -- they all seem to represent the mood, performance level and tactics of top NBC executives. My best guess is that these same experts described themselves perfectly when they also scheduled Betty White's Off Their Rockers. Because that's just what the new leaders at NBC their rockers!

Matt Towery

Matt Towery is a pollster, attorney, businessman and former elected official. He served as campaign strategist for Congressional, Senate, and gubernatorial campaigns. His latest book is Newsvesting: Use News and Opinion to Grow Your Personal Wealth. Follow him on Twitter @MattTowery