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Romney's and Obama's jokes and jabs at the annual Al Smith dinner

Published: Friday, Oct. 19 2012 6:48 p.m. MDT

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Richard Termine
During the roast, Mitt Romney offered a few tips for preparing for presidential debates. His tips included refraining from alcohol for 65 years and finding the biggest available straw man to mercilessly attack.

"Big Bird didn't even see it coming," Romney said.

The comment referred to the first presidential debate where Romney said he would cut funding for PBS, which is home to Sesame Street.

President Obama jumped on the debate comment in the following days, releasing a campaign ad and showing his support for Big Bird and Sesame Street.

"In the spirit of Sesame Street, the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion," Romney joked Thursday.

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