Apparently, we had a better sense of humor in 2008 than today.
Or else we were less uptight.
And maybe, it was because, you know, not Trump.
Here’s Joe Biden on the stump, in September of that year (not to mention the September of his years):
Prior to that, in the spring time of that enchanted year, Obama’s Democratic nemesis, who I’m sure you’ll recognize, made an odd observation about the state of the presidential race:
They both got rapped on the knuckles and allowed to return to the playground. What’s different now?