Mitt Romney was truly in his element at the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York City. The crowd of New York Democrats, media and other liberals couldn’t help themselves but roar laughing at some of Romney’s quips regarding the president’s tenure. This time four years ago, it was John McCain that faced then-Senator Obama in mano-a-mano campaign humor at the Al Smith Dinner. Back then it was clear that McCain badly trailed. This year it was Obama feeling the heat.
Here are a few highlights from RealClear Politics:
Romney: I was hoping that President Obama would bring Joe Biden along, because he’ll laugh at anything.
Romney: We were chatting pleasantly this evening as if Tuesday didn’t happen.
Romney: Usually when I get invited to gatherings like this, it’s just to be the designated driver.
Romney: We’re down to the final months of the president’s term.
Romney: I have my beautiful wife Ann, he has Bill Clinton.
Romney, referring to St. Peter, says skeptics will say “if you’ve got a Church, you didn’t build that.”
Romney says Obama’s new campaign slogan is “you’re better off than you were four weeks ago.”
Romney: The president’s remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion.
Romney says headlines will say “polls show Obama leading from behind.”