Romney’s Lighter Side

by: Mormon Heretic

November 2, 2012

Mitt Romney, Cardinal Dolan, and President Obama

Mitt Romney and President Obama spoke at Al Smith’s dinner a few weeks ago, put aside politics for a night and told some jokes.  Mitt brought some pretty good Mormon jokes to the dinner.  I thought I would share a few, as well as a Sesame Street joke immediately after.

“Of course this isn’t a night for serious politics.  It was especially nice to see President Obama and Cardinal Dolan sharing the diets (?) despite their differences.  I’m sure the Cardinal has no hard feelings.  We might get an indication of that during the dinner to see if he turns the President’s wine turns into water.  [laughter] Or for that matter if my water turns into wine….[more laughter]”

“Usually when I get invited to gatherings like this, it’s just to be the designated driver.”

“People seem to be very curious as to how we prepare for the debates. Let me tell you what I do.  First, refrain from alcohol for 65 years before the debate.  Second, find the biggest available straw man and then personally attack it.  Big Bird didn’t even see it coming.  By the way, in the spirit of Sesame Street, the President’s remarks are brought to you tonight by the letter is the letter O, and the number 16 trillion.”

If you want to see the whole speech, go to


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4 Responses to Romney’s Lighter Side

  1. Last Lemming on November 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    diets = dais

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  2. FireTag on November 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    I wonder how they decided who went first.

    Romney going first allowed him to anticipate a number of Obama’s punch lines so that several times Obama seemed to be repeating a Romney joke told just a few minutes earlier.

    I thought Romney’s best line was that it was good to get off the campaign trail and wear (talking about how the tux he was wearing) what he and Ann would lounge around in at home.

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  3. el oso on November 4, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    What a good way to throw in a Sesame Steet line. At this point in the campaign, you know that all the jokes are vetted if not all of them being written by others. Of course, the candidate has to feel somewhat comfortable in telling a self deprecating joke to do so successfully.

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  4. Mormon Heretic on November 5, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Mr Burns endorses Romney, but the dog doesn’t know whether he likes Broccoli Obama, or Meat Romney. See

    (My kids absolutely loved this video.)

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