The New York Times thought that Obama and Romney gave “equally skillful performances” at the Al Smith Memorial Dinner, an annual jousting match memorializing the first Roman Catholic presidential candidate.
I did not.
Well, that’s not exactly true.
TfH believes quite deeply that comics—good ones, TfH-approved ones, duh—are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Technically, sure, the brosephs performed with comparable skill. But what about the humor jokes?
Obama joked largely on himself: his first debate performance, his wife’s greater popularity, his middle name.
Romney joked largely on Obama. And though his delivery was surprisingly and pleasantly un-robotic, it just wasn’t very funny.
Obama’s a socialisthahahahah! Big debthahahahahah! I’m richhahahahhah! I’ve never had alcohol, unlike you sorry-ass lusheshahahahahhahaah!
Seriously, how many jokes about being rich and sober could Romney fit into 8 minutes? About as many Holocaust and rape jokes as Sarah Silverman can make. But hers are funny.
To be fair, Obama scored a few good lines on Romney’s wealth.
I guess it is pretty funny.