This dinner happens each year and the format is one of humor. Of course the writers for each candidate are required to write a speech that is both funny, but also has a little political punch. Obama was both funny, and little self deprecating, he pulled it off very well.
Romney's speech was first, and he did well.
More than the campaign speeches and the debates, I look forward to this each four years.
Friday October 19, 2012, 11:34 am
Oh my, will Rmoney still come on? I am watching the complete show and it won't end...but this way at least I got the detailed explanation from Rachel about this event. The video player on your post, Kit, has no toolbar so I would have to close the page in order to shut it off. Talk about a "short video" LOL..
Friday October 19, 2012, 11:38 am
I give up..after submitting the previous comment this video starts on its own all over from the beginning, I've heard Obama's speach twice already. Where /how can I get to hear the Rmoney contribution now?
Friday October 19, 2012, 11:54 am
Watched this live on Rachel Maddow's show. And in the critique later, she and her guest, the guy whose name escapes but is featured in a story on the site. One thing they pointed out was that Romney made 8 specific and over the top jokes at Obama's expense, Obama only 3. Later on the Lawrence O'Donnell show, they talked about how twitter exploded with Romney "over the top" and being offensive comments. I agree with them and Rachel. The president was marvelous. Mitt looked like he was passing a kidney stone, mostly
Monday October 22, 2012, 6:01 pm
I saw it on Rachel's show, too and agree with Gene. I didn't laugh at Willard once and wondered what was so funny. But, Obama had me smiling and laughing from the beginning. I thought it was because I'm biased. But, I watched it again, and still didn't find Willard funny. I did realize it was partly because of the way Obama smiled and seemed a bit self-deprecating after he told a joke. Willard had that usual smirk....no broad smile.