Why Can’t Campaiging Be Like This All The Time?

“If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess I would say it’s my humility. Greatest weakness? It’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.” – Barack Obama

Forget the debates, forget all the campaign stump speeches, this is all you need to see. If you didn’t it know already, this clip only solidifies the fact that Obama is one cool cucumber. Here the presidential candidate is speaking at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, and showing that can do more than just inspire people with his words, he can also make people bust a gut, which in these gloomy times is really a neccessity. It must have been pretty cathartic for Obama to get some of those jabs in, especially the ones directed towards an oddly pale-looking John McCain. Sure some of the jokes are a bit heavy handed, but the ones that do connect really hit it out of the park. He pokes fun at everyone from AIG, Fox News, Rudy Guilliani, the Treasury Department, and of course, himself. Clearly Obama is witty guy, but my only question is why didn’t he bust out any of these zingers during the debates? That would have made things so much more interesting.

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3 responses to “Why Can’t Campaiging Be Like This All The Time?

  1. this might be a silly question, but did you file an absentee ballot?

  2. A funny thing happened on my way to dinner. I watched the Alfred Smith dinner on TV and enjoyed the comedy. But what I appreciated more was that the candidates were not only civil to each other, but also willing to take their masks off and reveal themselves to be no more superhuman than the rest of us and no more worthy of praise or ill-repute than the other. And, by the way, since this election is no laughing matter, let’s all register and vote.

  3. I love that man. His ears are like mine. Protruding. plus he’s a damn fine politician. thanks for sharin’ the great video.

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