Here are a couple of clips of Senators McCain and Obama roasting each other at the Alfred E. Smith Charity Dinner. First up, Senator McCain:

Next up to bat, Senator Obama:

Granted, I think this is just a tepid attempt to “play nice” during an otherwise nasty political season. Similarly, I think the candidates are simply saying things in jest that they’ve been thinking all along,  but couldn’t say out loud. But at it’s best, it’s at least moderately cool to see guys who used words like “liar”, “racist”, “terrorist” at each other putting aside their animosity and joking with each other.

But don’t get used to this. Things will be infinitely different tomorrow.

*Just a thought: It was close, but I must admit: I think McCain won this one.*

– ACL

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