Friday, October 19, 2012

Obama and Romney Meet Over Jokes And Tails

Both presidential candidates took the night off (sort of) from campaigning to attend the annual Al Smith charity dinner held in New York. The event is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, raising millions for Catholic Charities, and regularly attracts the 'A list' of New York politicians and high society figures. In presidential election years it has become a tradition for the nominees of both parties to appear at the dinner and deliver usually humorous remarks to the crowd. Over the years the dinner has attracted its share of luminaries including Sir Winston Churchill. It also has gained a measure of fame as one of the last remaining society functions with a formal (white tie) dress code.

See here for Governor Romney's speech.
See here for President Obama's speech.

1 comment:

LV said...

I know that Dennis Miller has been spending time with Gov. Romney, and it seemed to me that some of Romney's jokes had a definite Miller tone.