Obama And McCain Draw Laughs At Dinner

In what was probably their last joint appearance before the November 4 election, Senators Barack Obama and John McCain have spoken at the annual Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York.

Al Smith, (1873-1944) was a four-time Democratic Governor of New York. As the Democratic candidate for President in 1928, he was the first Catholic nominated by a major party.

The annual dinner is traditionally an occasion when political guests give comedic performances. Both candidates delivered witty and self-deprecating speeches.

  • Listen to John McCain’s speech (13m)
  • Listen to Barack Obama’s speech (14m)
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