Friday, October 19, 2012 at 12:53PM
Move over Jay Leno; move over left wing loony Letterman; there's a new king of comedy in town, and his name is Mitt!
After winning the first debate by a landslide (in virtually everyone's opinion) and after winning the second debate (at least when it came down to real issues), Mitt Romney made it three in a row (four if you count Smirkoholic Biden's pathetic performance in the Veepstakes debate) when he proved a master of comedy at Thursday night's Al Smith dinner in New York City.
I listened to the entire comedic monologue from both men (they were only about five minutes) and while Obama indeed elicited some chuckles, Mitt Romney was laugh out loud funny, a fact even Democrats could not ignore.
But don't take my word for it. I'm sure you can Google (or Bing) the bits and judge for yourself from the degree of laughter in the room.
Those who didn't think Mitt Romney could be funny found out just the opposite. In fact, I suspect that Mitt Romney can succeed at just about anything he sets his mind to doing; that's why he's my choice for President.
Self-deprecating humor is the best kind, and Romney scored big my noting the formal attire for the evening (white tie) was the way he and Ann dress when sitting around the house.
However, he also used humor to plunge the knife deeply into Obama. With Obama's term running out, Romney noted, there's so little time left and so much wealth left to redistribute. Romney also joked that Obama's new campaign slogan is "you're better off than you were four weeks ago."
In response to how Biden hurts Democrats every time he opens his mouth, Romney joked that the Election Commission contacted him (Romney) to put a tag line that he was responsible for the Delaware Dolt's (my phrase, not his) comments.
Funny stuff indeed. Of course, Romney didn't write his own material, nor did Obama (gag writers while not a dime a dozen certainly come cheaper than TV spots in Ohio), but he delivered it with a sense of timing Bob Newhart would be proud of.
I'm going to try to get the entire five minute bit for my TV show next week.
Of course, the comedy prowess will not change a single vote (will it?), but Romney was the clear winner.