In the end, it wasn’t even close. The winning entry got more than twice as many votes as the runner-up, which was Barack Obama’s lament about being held to a higher standard for leadership on freedom than, er, communist China’s Hu Jintao. The winner got 55% of all votes cast in the poll, which surprised me — even though I knew when this came out that it would almost certainly win the coveted 2011 Obamateurism of the Year:

And now, a musical salute to our President that this award practically demands:

We’ll get started again tomorrow on OOTDs, some of which came over the two-week polling break, and as always, come from our dedicated OOTD research team — our readers. Thanks for a fun 2011, and we’ll look forward to more laughs in 2012!

Update: Or maybe this is a better musical tribute, thanks to OOTD reader John P:

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!