Romney Roasts Obama at Al Smith Dinner



Because Barack Hussein Obama can’t run on his dismal four year record, he spent hundreds of millions of advertising dollars demonizing Mitt Romney.

When Romney appeared at the first debate, without the poisonous filter of the mainstream media, the American people saw a decent and capable man who bore no resemblance to the soulless robber baron portrayed by the Obama machine.

The more time the American people see and hear Romney — without the slavish Obama media mediating — the more comfortable they become with the idea of President Romney.

That’s why Romney’s brilliant riff last night at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner is important. Another instance where Romney is humanized. Romney is not just funny, he is hysterical. His comic monologue —I’m pretty sure Dennis Miller and his people wrote the material — is brilliant. He makes fun of himself, and then gently but with perfect accuracy, rips Obama and the mainstream media. Obama, famously thin-skinned, must have been dying inside because every jab by Governor Romney was another twist of the knife.

Obama’s riff fell flat. No doubt, Obama had other things on his mind, like Benghazigate, which threatens to burn down his presidency.

Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and joyous Shabbat.

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  1. Nickie Clifford
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink


    You’re so right – Romney shone at the dinner – his dececency and humanity coming across loud and clear.  This man is no wooden-automaton as the Democrats have attempted to portray him – but rather, solid Presidential material.  Conversely, Obama came across as a callow fool who needed to laugh at his own humour because the audience wasn’t quite as appreciative of it as he felt they ought to have been.  He’s certainly out-of-his-element in a venue where either the crowd (OR MODERATOR) aren’t blindly adoring or obviously biased.  I was very heartened at Mitt’s ability to convey the essence of ‘himself’ more effectively at the dinner – than he may have previously.  Not necessarily re: “the issues” but as a person.  Although, I believe he countered some liberal B.S. via humour as well.  It may not have been a debate – but I felt the dinner more than made-up for any deficits he may have exhibited during the second debate (for one thing – there was no biased moderator attempting to trip him up on Obama’s behalf).

    Off topic – but would anyone else out-there like to whack Joy Behar for her shabby treatment of the lovely and gracious Ann Romney?  



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    • kishke
      Posted October 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

      I didn’t see the exchange between Behar and Romney, but I would whack Behar on general principles.

      I did see a clip of Ann Romney making Whoopi Goldberg look like the fool she is.  

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Romney’s humor reminds me of Reagan’s – some self-deprecating, all funny – a bit biting and like all good humor – based on truth.
    I heard a clip of Al Smith IV at the dinner that was hilarious too but can’t find it on the web.

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  3. kishke
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Obama’s wasn’t bad, but yeah, a little flat. And what’s with those disconnected chuckles he does after the audience laughs? I think they’re intended to show that we’re all laughing together, but they’re too obviously fake. He should stop doing it.

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