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.

  • Click the Play button to listen to John McCain’s speech:

    Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

  • Click the Play button to listen to Barack Obama’s speech:

    Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.