Yes. Really. (video below)
Or, at least, his joke writers are funny.
New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were within arm's length for the second time this week, as they shared the stage at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York, Thursday, and delivered feisty quips at each others' expense.
A few zingers, courtesy of Olivier Knox at The Ticket:
“In the spirit of Sesame Street,” Romney said—referring to his vow to cut funding to Public Television—“the dinner tonight is brought to you by the letter “O” and 16 trillion.”
"Romney denied accusing reporters of bias and observed each side has its role to play: "My job is to lay out a positive vision for the future of the country. And their job is to make sure nobody else finds about it."
He also quipped that early headlines from the dinner read: "Obama embraced by Catholics; Romney dines with rich people."
Campaigns are hard, Romney said, and he and Obama "are each very lucky to have one person who's always in our corner, someone who we can lean on, and someone who's a comforting presence without whom we wouldn't be able to go another day. I have my beautiful wife, Ann. He has Bill Clinton."