I’m hoping this gets considerable play in the MSM, I doubt it.
Last night both Gov.Romney and President Obama attended the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York. Due to this being an election year, both candidates were invited to speak.
This event benefited Romney way more then Obama. The president’s rep as a good speaker, someone that can play an audience and deliver a line, is set in stone. Years of practice with fawning sycophants wailing in ecstasy at his feet, his craft is honed. Romney OTOH has a rep, crafted by a complicit media whose agenda has never been hidden, of a stale stodgy humorless rich guy religious zealot, who’s only good times involve counting his money, or firing people, you pick. His public persona and image needed some body work, events like this are a tool towards that end, a process of rehabilitation where ordinary folks get a glimpse behind the curtain, revealing an ordinary well put together fellow who you would like to hang out with.
And as you can see, he absolutely sleighed the crowd:
Good writing, good delivery, some well placed wedges to separate Catholics from the president, and a good presentation of a guy that can give as well as he takes.
I have no doubt that Obama must be stunned that the race is this close. The egomaniac thought he could ride on the coattails of his mystique. Some Hollywood fund raisers, a few Daily Show and The View appearances, a few ,”GM is alive and OBL is dead” stump speeches and he would be in like Flint, although you haven’t seen him on the golf course lately.