63rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
Where: The Waldorf=Astoria, New York City
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Honorable John McCain, United States Senate, Arizona
Honorable Barack Obama, United States Senate, Illinois
Barack Obama and GOP rival John McCain traded their boxing gloves for formal wear – and some self-deprecating humor – at Thursday night’s Alfred E. Smith Dinner. The annual see-and-be-seen political roast, named for the famed 1920s New York governor, is “the last time they’re going to be together before the election,” said Smith’s great-grandson and namesake.
And with the excitement generated by the presidential candidates at the top of the marquee, this year’s sold-out soiree has surpassed its goal of raising $2.5 million for Catholic causes. Alfred E. Smith was the first Catholic to run for president of the U.S. and a former 4 time governor of New York.
Both McCain and Obama were very funny in their roast.