"Obama Embraced by Catholics. Romney Dines with Rich People."
UPDATE: Well, that was an unfortunate typo. Obviously, Romney "dines" rather than "dies"...
One of the traditional events of the closing of a Presidential Campaign is the candidates appearing at the annual Al Smith dinner in New York, to poke fun at themselves and each other. I have not seen the President's performance, but Governor Romney was excellent. He found some good joke writers, and delivered the results well.
There were two or three times that he sailed a little close to the wind, I thought, but a very entertaining speech.
A couple of my favorite lines:
I'm pleased to once again have the chance to see Governor Cuomo who's already being talked about for higher office. A very impressive fellow, but he may be getting a little ahead of himself. I mean, let me get this straight, the man has put in one term as a governor. He has a father who happened to be a governor, and he thinks that's enough to run for president.
...as President Obama surveys the Waldorf banquet room with everyone in white tie and refinery, you have to wonder what he's thinking. So little time, so much to redistribute.
I've already seen early reports from tonight's dinner, headline; "Obama Embraced by Catholics. Romney Dines with Rich People."
(The Chicago Sun-Times has the transcript.)