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Obama, Romney Joke at Smith Dinner

It was no debate. At a traditional campaign stop charity dinner in New York Thursday night, Mitt Romney and the president exchanged humorous jabs. “It’s nice to finally relax and wear what Ann and I wear around the house,” a tuxedo-clad Romney joked to the crowd at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. Obama, speaking after Romney, took a similar approach: “Earlier today I went shopping at some stores in Midtown,” he said. “I understand Gov. Romney went shopping for some stores in Midtown.” Obama joked he was also well-rested after the “nice long nap” he took during the first debate.