Amid tuxedoed, evening toggery, Governor Mitt Romney handily charmed the audience at the 76th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner tonight at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. In the tradition of the yearly white tie, ‘roasty’ charity fundraiser for Catholic charities, Romney garnered great laughs poking fun at himself and President Obama. Throughout most of the evening, only host Cardinal Timothy Dolan separated Mitt and Ann Romney from Obama.
The event was a refreshing pause from the nitty-gritty election grind.
Romney’s timing and delivery were perfect. See for yourself:
Brilliant, simply brilliant! And, I must say, The Gov looked very dapper and Ann was dazzling.
See the whole thing, including Obama’s remarks, here.
UPDATE - Another great photo
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