I may not always agree with his politics, but you have to give the guy credit for style. This is not your grandfather’s president. When they talk about him being the first postmodern president this is what they mean. His slam on Steele’s faux ghetto slang & persona (minute 5) is unreal–and completely deserved. I almost lost a lung. And then he burns Boehner to a crisp (pt 2 minute 1). Beyond that his bringing of his self-mockery on his irony while being meta is pretty good too (check the joke about the 73rd day).
Even references the greatest newscaster of all time Ron Burgundy.
The jokes on Biden were weak, some dumb self-congratulation (the joke about the media voting for him), the inevitable cringe-inducing schmaltz, but he gets good shots in on Emanuel, Hillary (Chuck Todd like it), and Geithner. Not to mention one joke that definitely DID NOT work. You’ll see.