The first round of polls has finished.  Now we come down to the final eleven choices split between two semi-final flights for the Obamateurism of the Year.  Today’s poll has the first five winners of the OOTY polls, and the top two votegetters will advance to the final poll.  Which will it be?  Captain Kickass, or the SCOTUS scold?  The arbiter of maximum income, the bumbling mathematician, or the diffident Commander in Chief?  It’s all up to you now:


Tomorrow comes the second semifinal flight, followed by the final poll that selects the Obamateurism of the Year!

Got an  Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at[email protected] with the quote and the link to the  Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

Illustrations by Chris Muir of Day by Day. Be sure to read the adventures of Sam, Zed, Damon, and Jan every day!