Friday, October 19, 2012

Obama and Romney at 2012 Alfred Smith Dinner

Pol Light Moment #25 occurred on October 18, 2012, when the two men running for President of the United States shared the stage to support Catholic charities and disadvantaged children. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney were joint keynote speakers at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Alfred E. Smith was a former Governor of New York, who was the first Catholic Presidential candidate (Source). The 2012 rendition of this longstanding dinner raised about $5 million for Catholic charities (Source).

You can listen to the humor and wit of the evening by hearing the address of both keynote speakers who took time out of their busy campaign to spend and evening for charity.

Barack Obama's Address

Mitt Romney's Address

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