President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York last Thursday with some comedic relief. The two showed a more civil side by poking fun at one another and at themselves.
Obama joked, “It turns out millions of Americans focused in on the second debate who didn’t focus in on the first debate–and I happen to be one of them.”
Romney joked, “I never suggest that the press is biased. I recognize they have their job to do, and I have my job to do. My job is to lay out a positive vision for the future of the country, and their job is to make sure no one else finds out about it.”
View a highlight video from the event here.
In September, October and November, Indiana Humanities is exploring the topic of “civility,” as part of its Spirit of Competition theme.