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Romney and Obama Offer Humorous Jibes at the Al Smith Dinner

Posted: October 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm   /   by

At the October 18 Al Smith dinner, Governor Romney and President Obama traded zingers with one another in a welcome break from the tension of the presidential campaign.

Both men were great, with lots of self-deprecating humor as well as jabs at the other side. Romney seemed to be enjoying himself a bit more, and his lines were a bit funnier, but the laughs were great on both sides.

If either candidate benefitted, it is probably Governor Romney, since the warmth and humor he shows at this dinner belies the cold image that his opponent’s campaign has tried to paint. But the President’s self-deprecation in this video also belies the image of arrogance he has picked up over the past four years.

 

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at AzScienceLab.com. In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for WesternFreePress.com in 2011.
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Romney and Obama Offer Humorous Jibes at the Al Smith Dinner