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Obama and Romney Joke and Poke Fun at Each Other

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 19, 2012 5:44 AM |

The Al Smith Dinner is a political tradition in America. While the dinner itself serves as a welcome break from the daily campaign and an opportunity for the candidates to poke fun at themselves and each other, it also serves a much greater cause.

The Al Smith Dinner benefits “the neediest children of the Archdiocese of New York, regardless of race, creed, or color.” That says it all.

There is no reason to have a scorecard for the respective remarks from our President and his opponent. Simply enjoy because both men provide a lot of funny material!! Please let us know what jokes you like the most. 

Larry Doyle

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  • Mac

    I am an independent voter and from a middle class Irish family. I enjoy your blog but think you are prejudiced.

    • LD

      Mac,

      Glad you like my blog. I am not sure I understand your final point about prejudice. Can you clarify so I can respond appropriately.

      • Mac

        Larry,

        It seems to me that in your view the present administration does nothing right.

        • LD

          Mac,

          At President Obama’s inauguration I wrote how much I hoped for the best for him and our nation.

          Four years later I look at a nation that strikes me as ever more divided and polarized. I look at his teams, especially from the standpoint of economics and finance, and see few if any individuals with any real world experience. I will give and have given him credit for his efforts within the realm of public education but even there he is largely beholden to the teachers unions.

          I personally think he believes he has these grand visions but he strikes me as not having the ability to execute. I also believe he thinks that his mission is to right wrongs rather than instill confidence and competitiveness. He seems to want to redistribute the pie rather than grow the pie. All the while beholden to those who elected him in the first place.

          We could debate these points till the cows come home. Ultimately I believe he lacks the experience and perspective to lead our nation. A few more terms as a US Senator perhaps would have done him good.

          I appreciate the respectful manner in which we can engage on these topics. If only our nation as a whole could be similarly respectful we would be better off.

          • Mac

            Larry,

            Thank you, that is a wonderful explanation and I am now in total agreement with you.

  • Annie

    My favorite jokes were the one where Romney said Obama was brought to you by the Letter O and the number sixteen trillion.

    I also liked Obama’s when he said he was going to go back to the same strategy he used in his first debate and after a brief silence said he was just making Axelrod sweat.

  • Mark J. Novitsky

    So…this is a Democracy / Republic? All this wasted time talking about Big Bird & Binders and You didn’t build that. Hope for more hope and change Trojan horse or a serial corporate criminal who can’t tell the truth? (c’mon…Bain’s 10 year 173% avg. annual rate of return?) My guess is that if people had to choose from 1.) Obama, 2.) Romney, 3.) None of the above – None of the above would walk away with it after maybe 40% of Americans even bother to vote.






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