Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Well, he has to do something after this job is over...
Presidents and humor can be a strange mix. Some can never pull it off-- Nixon, for example-- while others were naturals (Reagan, Clinton). Obama is pretty funny when he wants to be, and that's a good thing.
The strangest case was Al Gore. When running for president, he was profoundly unfunny and came off as stiff and lifeless. Then, after the bizarre 2000 election process was finally over, he appeared on Saturday Night Live and killed it. If he had shown that side a little during the campaign, he might have gotten those few hundred votes he needed in Florida!