Obama and McCain’s Stand-Up Comedy at the Al Smith Foundation Dinner

One Presidential debate should be hosted on Comedy Central and start off with comedic monologues. Humor puts some of the peripheral issues like comparing McCain to Bush in context much better than just trying to explain it seriously. John McCain turns out to be an excellent non-angry and gracious comedian, revealing a sympathetic character that he hasn’t shown during his campaign.

YouTube got it up within a few hours of the Al Smith Foundation dinner:

Update 10/16/08 11:30pm PDT: Steven Weber at Huffington Post agrees with me that this funny John McCain is the way he should have run his candidacy. Fire his handlers! Al Gore had the same “serious” problem in 2000, and we found out he was funny too.

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