The Barack and John Show

In an interlude that feels like an off-beat West Wing episode, the two US Presidential candidates have both spoken at the Alfred E Smith memorial dinner, where they were required to do a stand-up comedy routine. Both, I thought, were pretty good, although McCain’s clip shows more gags than Obama’s. (I’m not sure how much these clips are edited, but Obama’s inspiring rhetoric at the end feels odd after the stand-up routine).

Hat tip: Michael Scherer of Time’s Swampland blog, my favourite favorite US news source. Keen observers of the American elections will also enjoy their video about the third debate.

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One Comment

  • Richard –

    you’ve shown the first half of mccain’s speech and the second half of obama’s, in the round I think they are pretty even. (you can see the other halves by clicking the links that appear at the end)

    I wish we had this in the UK, can you imagine Brown, Cameron and Clegg doing this two weeks before an election? It would certainly be more fun than a televised debate…

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