Barack Obama and GOP rival John McCain traded their boxing gloves for formal wear – and some self-deprecating humor – at Thursday night’s Alfred E. Smith Dinner (2008-10-16).
The annual see-and-be-seen political roast, named for the famed 1920s New York governor, was “the last time they’ll be together before the election,” said Smith’s great-grandson and namesake.
The dinner has a storied history, having featured luminaries from Winston Churchill to George W. Bush. And with the excitement generated by the presidential candidates at the top of the marquee, this year’s sold-out soiree surpassed its goal of raising $2.5 million for Catholic causes.
McCain’s content and delivery is simply hilarious.
These videos are from HiramRanger’s YouTube channel.
McCain – Part 1
McCain – Part 2