Thursday, October 18, 2012
Romney Does Stand Up Last Night At The Al Smith Dinner!!
The Al Smith dinner is an annual gala event held every year at this time in New York by the Al Smith Charitable Foundation, a Catholic charitable organization named after New York's former governor, the first Catholic ever to run for president as a Democrat in 1928. It's a $2,500 a seat fundraiser for the foundation.
In keeping with its namesake's sharp wit, noted goodwill and friendship for people on both sides of the aisle, the dinner is a bi-partisan affair noted for barbed humor and witty byplay by the speakers..and all in a good cause.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama both spoke to the assembled bi-partisan crowd and I note with interest the difference in tone, the sense of humor, the difference in their ability to laugh at themselves and the way their remarks were received.
To me, Mitt Romney seemed confident, comfortable and loose. The president did not. See what you think.
( thanks and a hat tip for the Romney video to Wolf Howling via Dr. Sanity)