The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is quite an event. At this year’s event, both John McCain and Barrack Obama showed up for the white tie event (as opposed to black tie). While Obama was good, McCain was great.
If McCain was more like this during the campaign, he would be doing better:
What is the difference between white tie and black tie? For that, you should check out Whit Stilman’s Metropolitan, a little-seen-but-great-film.