Theodore's World: McCain Wins and Obama Bombs Out At The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner

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October 17, 2008

McCain Wins and Obama Bombs Out At The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner

Senators John McCain and Barack Obama spoke at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The annual charity event was the last scheduled appearance of the presidential candidates on the same stage before the November election and offered an opportunity for each candidate to make humorous remarks about themselves, the other candidate, and the election campaign.

McCain’s remarks were flat out hilarious, totally stole the show, he got a standing ovation, and "That One" ( Obama) was not so funny and received meager applause.

John McCain has quite the comedic timing!!! He COMPLETELY rocked the house, and managed to make some stinging points at the same time.

My bet is that someone like Dennis Miller wrote his speech, but whoever wrote it, they should win a comedic political speech award, if there is one. I especially enjoyed him setting up Obama at the end…very creative! And, hilarious!

The A.E. Smith Memorial Dinner

McCain speaking........Al Smith Dinner Part 1

McCain Speaking......Al Smith Dinner Part 2

Obama at Al Smith Dinner -Part 1

Obama at Al Smith Dinner -Part 2- this video Obama brings up Rudy and it does not go over well, you will hear a small, very small polite applause but more like a feeling of being uncomfortable filling the room

Quotes from Barack at last night’s dinner:

“Contrary to the rumors, I was not born in a manger,” Obama said.

“But to name my greatest strength I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.”

These are actual quotes from the M(ass)iah himself as seen on the Obama video's.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 17, 2008 11:14 AM


Poor poor Obamanation.
The wheels on the bus are coming off, lalalalalala...

Posted by: Lynn at October 17, 2008 11:30 AM

Lynn, giggle they sure are. McCain really did good I have to give him credit for that. He had everyone really laughing and Obama was all about himself and boreing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 17, 2008 03:08 PM

I can honestly say that no one Bombs they both were very funny, come guys get real.

Posted by: Vern Findlay at October 17, 2008 09:09 PM

Vern yes they do bomb, and Obama most certainly did. There were too many times when Obama said something that was obvious the writers he had thought it would be laughed at and the response was flat.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 17, 2008 11:46 PM

Sorry Vern, not only did he bomb, but he knew he bombed. I saw a good bit of that signature scowl on obama's face throughout, but he sure did crack himself up, didn't he? There were times when he was pretty much the only person laughing.

The last few minutes were almost painful to watch.

Posted by: LindaSoG at October 18, 2008 09:07 AM