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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 44 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at 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 in 2011.
David Leeper


  1. DonnaElder says:

    This is good.

  2. NeilFeuer says:

    His arrogance over the past 4 years is impossible to measure, as the hoax he has portrayed the same, the key is how fast we will recover, and I have that old American feeling, it will be a lot faster than anyone can imagine, the market will go sky high 11/7

    1. @NeilFeuer I recently saw an article suggesting that Romney will be the most recent in a short list of truly pro-growth presidents: McKinley, Coolidge, Reagan, Romney.

      1. @WesternFreePress  @NeilFeuer i agree with u

Romney and Obama Offer Humorous Jibes at the Al Smith Dinner