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President Obama's 7 Best Jokes from Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner

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Last night, President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney traded jabs and exchanged jokes at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

The 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner brought out the best of the two presidential candidates, a vastly different picture from this week's second and often tense debate.

President Obama was on a roll as he kept the crowd laughing with a myriad of jokes about himself and Romney.

Here were the president's top seven jokes of the night:

1) “Everyone please take your seats, or else Clint Eastwood will yell at them.”

2) "Earlier today I went shopping at some stores in Midtown. I understand Governor Romney went shopping for some stores in Midtown."

3) “Of course, the economy is on everybody’s minds. The unemployment rate is at its lowest level since I took office. I don’t have a joke here. I just thought it’d be useful to remind everybody that the unemployment rate is at the lowest it’s been since I took office."

4) “As some of you may have noticed, I had a lot more energy in our second debate. I felt really well rested after the nice long nap I had in the first debate.”

5) “It turns out millions of Americans focused in on the second debate who didn’t focus in on the first debate. And I happen to be one of them.”

6) “Actually Mitt is his middle name. I wish I could use my middle name." (President Obama's middle name is Hussein.)

7) “I have to admit it can be a grind. Sometimes it feels like this race has dragged on forever. But Paul Ryan assured me that we’ve only been running for two hours and 50-something minutes.”

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