President Obama and Mitt Romney went for humor at the Al Smith dinner, trading barbs and self-deprecating putdowns. “Please take your seats otherwise Clint Eastwood will yell at them,” Obama told the crowd at New York’s Waldorf Astoria. Romney: “I was hoping the president would bring Joe Biden along because he’ll laugh at anything.” Actually, the best one-liners came from Al Smith IV, great grandson of the former New York governor who was the first Catholic on a major party ticket in 1928. “Paul Ryan is such an effective attack dog, Mitt Romney might strap him to the roof of the car,” Smith said.
Here’s video of both candidate’s remarks.