- Posted October 18, 2012 by
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Obama Romney Catholic Charity Dinner
Ah, what a pleasant change from the debates. President Obama and Gov. Romney attended the Al Smith Catholic Charity dinner Thursday night and it couldn't have gone better. Basically they got to "roast" each other.
Romney had some funny moments but I saw a lot more campaigning type comments from him. This type of forum isn't really a Romney event, but all in all he did great.
President Obama couldn't have been funnier. I enjoyed every word, every joke, every quip he made. He does have a lot more experience at this than Romney. But I give kudos to the President because I like to smile.
Here are a few of the funny quips:
Obama said “This is the third time that Governor Romney and I have met recently,” “Some of you may have noticed, I had a lot more energy in our second debate. I felt really well rested after the nice long nap I had in the first debate.”
Obama, noting that millions who watched the second debate hadn’t focused on the first debate. Said that would include him.
Obama noted that Mitt is actually Romney’s middle name. Pausing, he added with some longing: ‘‘Wish I could use my middle name.’’
Romney, wearing a Tuxedo, said, “A campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes — blue jeans in the morning, perhaps, suits for a lunch fundraiser, sport coat for dinner — but it’s nice to finally relax and wear what Ann and I wear around the house,”
Romney singled out NY Gov. Cuomo, with a joking reference to his own political resume. Cuomo, he said, is “already being talked about for higher office. A very impressive fellow, but he may be getting a little ahead of himself. I mean, let me get this straight: The man has put in one term as a governor, he has a father who happened to be a governor and he thinks that’s enough to run for president?”
Romney took a shot at the press, joking that he had “already seen early reports from tonight’s dinner. Headline: ‘Obama Embraced by Catholics, Romney Dines with Rich People.’”
Obama, following Romney at the podium, began his roast by asking everyone to “please take their seats. Otherwise Clint Eastwood will yell at them.”
Making light of his first debate Obama quipped, “There are worse things that can happen to you on your anniversary than forgetting to buy a gift."