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Video || Obama, Romney Yuck it Up at Al Smith Dinner

Every four years, the two candidates for president are required to appear at the Al Smith Dinner in New York City and crack some jokes.

Here are this year’s results:

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19 Responses to Video || Obama, Romney Yuck it Up at Al Smith Dinner

  1. I watched Mitt Romney first and then most parts of Obamas speech.
    Mitt Romney shone. He delivered his clever, witty lines in an easy, humorous manner and with great timing.
    Obama has no humour and warmth and it is evident when he speaks. He doesn´t master the fine art of being ironic at ones own expense, he reads the lines but is not convincing. And when I see these two together it is so obvious to me who is the real man and the real leader.

    • Ronald Reagan would have been proud of Mitt Romney.
      Excellent comedic timing and a hard hitting dissertation on Obama.
      Well done Mitt.
      The very best comedy is based on the truth.

  2. I thought they both did great and it is a testament to our republic that the candidates can meet in a jovial forum. Unlikely in Venezuela, Russia (unless staged), or so many other countries. It was a good night for democracy.

    I was also reminded of that old cliche’ “90% of the time when some says they are just kidding they really aren’t.” What each had to say was deeply revealing. Obama knows he is in deep trouble and assuming he didn’t write these jokes his campaign knows it too. Romney was able to have fun, perhaps unfairly at Michelle and Bill’s expense, but his closing comments showed a sincere man who knows who he is and what is important to him. By comparison, Obama read a script. Granted a good script but that is what he does.

    • “I was also reminded of that old cliche’ “90% of the time when some says they are just kidding they really aren’t.” Proverbs 26:18 – 19, “Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”

    • No white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard – because of the color of his skin.
      The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.

  3. MrRomney had the best material and knew how to deliver it.

    The big surprise was the realization that we haven’t heard any jokes about MrObama for four years. Even the audience gave off a gasp at the beginning of MrRomney’s remarks.

  4. I thought both speeches were good, at time self deprecating, but Romney threw some barbs that hit solid points with humor. It was good to see the One get hoisted by his own words.

    How sad that the only thing Obama could say that was of a positive light on his record was that bin Laden was dead, and that unemployment was down for the first time since he took office.

  5. I watched their speeches live last night on Fox and I think Mitt was much better both in style and in substance. The audience seemed to be more enthusiastic with Mitt, with frequent and loud laughter and applause while Obummer seemed to get a more tepid response of polite laughter. Obummer also did that thing he always does when he’s reading his scripted “jokes”, where he laughs a little right before he delivers the “punchline”. Overall, I give Mitt about a 9 and Obummer a 3 or 4.

    Also, I wonder where Moochelle was? Ann Romney was there, but no Mooch. I can’t recall if the wives of incumbent presidents are usually there or not. Does anyone know?

    • Was watching Hannity with my husband last night and he asked the same thing. Where is Mooch? We also talked about how genuine and funny Mitt Romney is. He has been a Mitt guy from the get go, but it took me a while to come around. Have to confess, he was right about him all along.

    • My guess is the MOOCH is sooo jealous of Ann Romney, she refuses to be in the same room with her. Just watching her body language at the debates speaks volumes. Her face is a road map of bitterness and anger.

  6. Mr. Romney blew Barry out of the water! Mitt was more genuine, funnier, and received more applause while getting in some serious zingers at Barry’s expense. More presidential, Mitt looked elegant and statesmanlike. He deserved the standing ovation.

  7. Mr. Romney exudes class and sincerity – something, in my opinion, can’t be faked! He was warm and funny. Mrs. Romney’s dress was stunning. What a lovely couple – I look forward to four+ years of a first family where the presidency is restored to a highly respected office and not a venue for sack races, fine dining for visiting celebrities and talk show junkets!