President Obama, in Los Angeles for a fundraiser, offered this observation on his wife’s exercise routine, via the pool report:

“Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well,” he said, after saying that she’s taken some criticism on her technique “because she doesn’t go all the way down” – a line that he let hang, naughtily, provoking laughter from the crowd.

So was a fundraiser the right place for the President’s humor? How would the likes of Rachel Maddow or Chris matthews be reacting of this were a joke from Mitt Romney?