Whoever helped candidate Mitt Romney with his speech for the Al Smith Dinner with President Barack Obama deserves a gold star and a pat on the back, because Romney killed it.
The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner is an annual fundraiser put on by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York for Catholic charity services. It has been a traditional stop for both presidential candidates since Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter attended in 1976.
Romney used the dinner as a chance to show his lighter side and make uproarious jabs at the current President.
“I have special admiration for the Apostle St. Peter, to whom it is said, “Upon this rock, I will build my church,” said Romney, thanking the diocese for their invitation. “The story is all the more inspiring when you consider that he had so many skeptics and scoffers at the time who were heard to say, “If you’ve got a church, you didn’t build that.”