Top of the Agenda on Meet the Press: What Did Obama’s Jokes Tell Us about 2016?

by Patrick Brennan

David Gregory, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, began what might be America’s most important political program by asking a crucial question: What did the tone of the humor at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner say about 2016?

A few of the big lines last night surely did touch on 2016 rivalries — Obama joked that Vice President Biden may have launched the shoe that recently sailed past Hillary Clinton during a recent speech — but none of Gregory’s panelists, not even pop star will.i.am, seemed too interested in gleaning serious political insights from the performances.