Inevitable: The Obama “Uh” supercut

posted at 8:03 pm on October 4, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

There’s no harm in enjoying it for a day, you, uhh, extremist, um, mob, uhh, of hostage-taking, uhh, bitter, um, clingers. If only you rabble could put a sentence together like our professorial leader, here.

So, that’s 51 seconds of “uhs” for The One.

Allahpundit’s got the ratings covered, with 67.2 million tuning in to see President Obama look worse than he’s looked all campaign and Gov. Mitt Romney look better than he’s ever looked.

The Daily‘s Daniel Libit asked a psychophysiologist to evaluate the number of blinks by candidates:

As The Daily reported earlier this week, Boston College psychophysiologist Joseph Tecce has found that since 1980, the candidate who blinks the least during the televised debates has gone on to win the popular vote. In his preliminary analysis of last night’s debate, Tecce found that Obama lost in a landslide: he blinked an average of about 75 times a minute, compared to 55 times a minute for Mitt Romney.

Closing statements were the blinkiest, but Obama outdid Romney there, too:

Both candidates seemed to do the most blinking during their concluding statements: Obama, 100 times per minute; Romney, 94. Tecce said this increase is consistent with past findings of elevated blinking during closing remarks.

Tecce also noted — as others have — that Obama showed “frequent gaze avoidance” during last night’s debate, which is often a physiological response to stress.

As Ed pointed out this morning:

A Smart Politics analysis finds that Mitt Romney spoke for 38 minutes and 14 seconds, or 47.3 percent of the candidate-allotted speaking time – a full four minutes and 26 seconds less than Barack Obama.

Moderator Jim Lehrer, mocked for his performance, actually spoke about 1,400 words last night, according to the transcript.

In 2008′s opening debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, he got in only 1,200 words, so his performance wasn’t all that different.

Nonetheless, @SilentJimLehrer already has 9,557 followers.

AEI went all word-cloud on the transcripts and found each candidate’s most frequently used words.

Obama: Gov. Romney
Romney: People

A Twitter analysis showed “Romney had 2.1 million mentions, compared to 1.6 million for Obama. Volumes peaked during the live debate, with Romney getting almost double Obama’s mentions (approximately 1.1 million to 600,000).”

Proportion of positive tweets about Romney that were about his hair: 9 percent

And, Ohio tweeters paired the s-word with Romney or Obama 806 times Wednesday night.

Fun with data!


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…he’s done worse!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

huh ?

burrata on October 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

The Obama “Uh” supercut

The Obama whistle when he says “s” supercut:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uJDfNjywB8

itsnotaboutme on October 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

So, that’s 51 seconds of “uhs” for The One.

Maybe that’s why Lehrer gave him all that extra time… to make room for the soaring rhetoric of the “uhs”.

malclave on October 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Samples from Birbiglia: “Watching Chris Matthews tonight, I can state with confidence there is no more scotch in Denver,”

Double nice.

KingGold on October 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

…I was waiting for JugEars to start sucking his thumb last night…

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The Wizard of Uhhs is back.

OhioCoastie on October 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Uh, what?

SCOAMF. The new normal is a bunch of uhs, with some words sprinkled in between.

And after 1/20/13, we can finally breathe.

platypus on October 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Oh, that’s nasty.

I love it.

rdbrewer on October 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Barry ‘Blinky’ Obama.

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Great oratory………. IF YOUR A DUMBED DOWN DEMOCRITE !!

The bar has been lowered- expectations likewise.

Obama Exceptionalism.

FlaMurph on October 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

He is a fraud who never showed up for work for 4 years, sleeps till noon, doesn’t pay attention and skips intel briefings for the view or golf.

He has been exposed, the media will try to make him look smart but the uh and the non facts and platitudes is all he has left. Romney is a leader and 62 million seen it last night.

Conservative4ev on October 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Okay that made me giggle

gophergirl on October 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

The Wizard of Uhhs is back.

OhioCoastie on October 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Perfect!!!

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Inserting the clip of Romney smiling was priceless!

backwoods conservative on October 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Uh…ah… The…ah…uh….. Smart….er…uh…hu..est Guy… in ah…uh….ahhhh da…..ahhhh…errr Room.

rolmmmfuhhhh..ahhh…AO

donabernathy on October 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM

uuh aaah uuuh uh O

burrata on October 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM

One pic says it all:

parke on October 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM

uh. huh. where’s mah obamaphone?

And, Ohio tweeters paired the s-word with Romney or Obama 806 times Wednesday night.

Who cares about Ohio? It’s the OIHO tweeters that matter.

bettycooper on October 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM

He even stammered in his “Happy Anniversary” BS shout out to Moochelle. Now, that probably cost him a lot more last night than losing the debate.

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM

HA!

TX-96 on October 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The stutterer in chief.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyW9e5QdWxk

What an amateur.

CW on October 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM

He even stammered in his “Happy Anniversary” BS shout out to Moochelle. Now, that probably cost him a lot more last night than losing the debate.

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM

That was so funny. How hard is it to say “Happy Anniversary”. Of course it looked like he was having a hard time spitting out “sweetie”. That may explain it.

gophergirl on October 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM

He looked so smart.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Now, that probably cost him a lot more last night than losing the debate.

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM

So he did not get to be a member of the……..
mile high club ;-)

burrata on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

So whuht, Obamuh’s “uh”s outnuhmbuhd his “I”s fuh thuh fuhst time evuh?

stukinIL4now on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

They did a composite of Mitt last night too. I don’t have audio but it goes like this.

Bam, bam-bam. BAAAM!!! Bam-bam.

hawkdriver on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Obama: Orator vs Romney: Leader.

BHO Jonestown on October 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Barack Obama? I’ve met Toastmasters that have been atrocious. And, Barack Obama? You are no Toastmaster.

/High school stoodent. Oh, wait!

Key West Reader on October 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I think that Barack Obama was stoned last night at these debates. If you look at his eye lids, they’re puffy and saggy. I’ll bet a close-up shot will show that he has red eye. Barack has a long history of being a complete pot-head.

People that I knew who smoke pot ALL THOUGHT that being stoned made them better, smarter, more glib, wittier, etc. etc. They get an inflated sense of themselves. That’s why they call it “getting high”.

I wouldn’t doubt it one bit that Barack took a few hits in the presidential limo on the way over to the debates, you know, to calm the nerves a bit and to get him into his game.

What people saw last night was a stoner being hammered by the facts and who was simply too stoned to refute any of it.

Many of us have seen this same type person at some party or some social gathering where an obvious stoner starts talking about a subject that they thought would show everybody how erudite they were, only to see them get hammered by a sober person with facts that demonstrate the opposite.

Last night, Barack Obama was the stoner in the room.

Mahdi on October 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Never before have I seen such a definitive collection of Obama’s uh-tterances.

backwoods conservative on October 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

They did a composite of Mitt last night too. I don’t have audio but it goes like this.

Bam, bam-bam. BAAAM!!! Bam-bam.

hawkdriver on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Chef Emeril was in the house? Or was it Pebbles’s boyfriend?

stukinIL4now on October 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Krauthammer still doesn’t get it. The reason Obama did not bring up the 47% is because its a loser. Obama video released the other night shows a race baited, videos of share the wealth ect.

Any way romey would of hit a homerun with it

Conservative4ev on October 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

David Axelrod:

“Okay MSM.. listen up. If he says “uh”, you say “ahh!”. OK, are we good for the next four weeks of funding your networks?

/Axeltwatwaffle

Key West Reader on October 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Great spot! Really underscores the difference, doesn’t it? The Failure-in-chief, really showed his incompetence last night and this ad shows it off, really well! Gotta make more of these & run them on Prime Time!
Final UPDATE for those following:how to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

The next debate should make me buy popcorn.

With food stamps.

Key West Reader on October 4, 2012 at 8:22 PM

From the other thread, but better suited here

The narcissistic teenage emperor was exposed last night and the media was scared of what they saw, for the first time.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 7:33 PM

So very true Schade, it is as if the media didn’t understand that keeping the boy king in a bubble would have a detrimental effect on him… How dare the uber rich Romney talk to the king that way, now where is my fainting couch :)

uncommon sense on October 4, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

For Obama to come out today and say that it wasn’t the real Romney he debated last night, after the revealing performance that Obama turned in, was absolutely surreal.

I realize that projection is the second handiest weapon in the progressives array of tools, but this goes so far beyond the pall that its astonishing.

Perhaps he is truly delusional, after all.

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Obama says “uh” more than Jenna Jameson.

batterup on October 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Samples from Birbiglia: “Watching Chris Matthews tonight, I can state with confidence there is no more scotch in Denver,”

Double nice.

KingGold on October 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I see what you did there.

J-Paul00 on October 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM

His lips were saying, “uh, uh,” but his mind was thinking, “oh sh*t!”

Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?

Flora Duh on October 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

What do Obama’s handlers call his teleprompter?

The Uhliminator.

fogw on October 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Perhaps he is truly delusional, after all.

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM

He is clinically NPD’d and thus totally delusional. Unfortunately the media and so many fools didn’t realize it.

Last night was very enlightening, not to us.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Nite all.

Key West Reader on October 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I loved how Obama kept looking at the moderator as if to say “aren’t you going to help me”.

I think Obama had a look of resignation–like an imposter who realizes he’s been caught and exposed to be a fraud.

Mitt is under Obama’s skin now.
I think BO was stunned by Mitt’s knowledge and his boldness.

Imagine how the liberals heads will explode when Mitt gets BO to admit that his only foreign policy success is because he continued Bush policies.
Can’t wait.

bailey24 on October 4, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Flora, that is one thing. I also think something in the international scene is developing…

None are an excuses, but Woodward has good insiders.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 8:32 PM

There used to be this film where they had scratched the letter “A” on the film every time the speaker would say “aahh”. One viewing of this film was enough to make me so self-conscious that gave up saying “aahh”

J_Crater on October 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Nite KWR

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

This needs to be autotuned to music. LOL

Tuari on October 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

hawkdriver on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Chef Emeril was in the house? Or was it Pebbles’s boyfriend?

stukinIL4now on October 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Neither, it was the sound of a butt-whoopin.

hawkdriver on October 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

None are excuses, that s/b.

Schadenfreude on October 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

For Obama to come out today and say that it wasn’t the real Romney he debated last night, after the revealing performance that Obama turned in, was absolutely surreal.

I realize that projection is the second handiest weapon in the progressives array of tools, but this goes so far beyond the pall that its astonishing.

Perhaps he is truly delusional, after all.

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM

not only that, but in the same speech he talked about about how Mitt should be held accountable for his past year decision/s or something as preposterous as this, for a second there I thought he lost it so completely that he forgot who the president actually was :-)…I mean seriously, what position did Romney hold this past year/s and what decisions he made that were so consequential for the country? Obama is really either a total fraud and liar, or an imbecilic moron to imply something as detached from reality as this…

jimver on October 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Oh man, I drank a lot last night. Did Romney really thrash this turd as much as I remembered? Holy cow. Whipped him.

I know I was one of the ones (as Carbon_Footprint) calling Mitt Romney evil during the primaries, but I have to say, he has grown on me. He is doing stellar work. I also hate to say this, but he is starting to remind me Reagan, while Obamma reminds me of a much, much weaker Jimmy Carter.

Going to be a blow-out, however, we must continue to fight as if we are losing.

d o n a t e

Seriously people, give as much as you can. Since I am making about 1/3 the salary that I was making four years ago, I give in $15 increments each week, even when I have less then $100 in my checking account. Do it.

the new aesthetic on October 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Let’s not forget “and, and, and, and…”

MidniteRambler on October 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Nite all.

Key West Reader on October 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

…Night KWR…love you!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 8:37 PM

So he did not get to be a member of the……..
mile high club ;-)

burrata on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Doubt he’s ever gotten near membership except when Reggie Love was flying with him and Moochelle was way far away. Although, here in Texas, the Mile-High Club, like marriage, applies only as between a man and a woman.

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Obama is really either a total fraud and liar, or an imbecilic moron to imply something as detached from reality as this…

jimver on October 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Oh.. wait… I know this… all of the above?

thatsafactjack on October 4, 2012 at 8:38 PM

They did a composite of Mitt last night too. I don’t have audio but it goes like this.

Bam, bam-bam. BAAAM!!! Bam-bam.

hawkdriver on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

This is also a good one.

CableDude on October 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Nite all.

Key West Reader on October 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

G’night, and sleep tight.

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Seriously people, give as much as you can. Since I am making about 1/3 the salary that I was making four years ago, I give in $15 increments each week, even when I have less then $100 in my checking account. Do it.

the new aesthetic on October 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM

….hope everyone checked out Duh’s link…
Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?

Flora Duh on October 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Throw in all those aaaaaaaannds…

Joe Mama on October 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM

That was so funny. How hard is it to say “Happy Anniversary”. Of course it looked like he was having a hard time spitting out “sweetie”. That may explain it.

gophergirl on October 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Probably the first time he ever called her “Sweetie”. And, I’m sure the term was focus-grouped and showing appeal to the white undecideds in fly over country within the swing states.

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Too much choom, mon.

ElectricPhase on October 4, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Romney and Ryan are going to be on Hannity at 9PM EDT(EST)

bluefox on October 4, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Probably the first time he ever called her “Sweetie”. And, I’m sure the term was focus-grouped and showing appeal to the white undecideds in fly over country within the swing states.

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:43 PM

You could tell it was forced. People who have been married 20 years do not stumble over words of affection for each other – not like that.

gophergirl on October 4, 2012 at 8:46 PM

uh…

I like it.

Tim_CA on October 4, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I was listening to the radio going into work today, they had a guy on who studies body language…he said in one 2 minute + segment, Obama said “uh” 21 times.

uncommon sense on October 4, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Krauthammer still doesn’t get it. The reason Obama did not bring up the 47% is because its a loser. Obama video released the other night shows a race baited, videos of share the wealth ect.

Any way romey would of hit a homerun with it

Conservative4ev on October 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Yes. Little Bammie’s campaign had to have tested the ’47% video’ and found that it was a winner with Republicans and a significant proportion of the undecideds, and even some soft democratics. That’s why little Bammie has dropped it.

It also provides Governor Romney an opportunity to bring up other videos, should little Bammie have gone there.

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 8:49 PM

His lips were saying, “uh, uh,” but his mind was thinking, “oh sh*t!”

Was Obama rattled by developing donor scandal story?

Flora Duh on October 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

That onion just keeps on being peeled. As that article said, this was done in 2008 also. The only problem is that as long as we don’t have any power, I don’t expect anything other than an investigation and or hearing. We must win in November.

bluefox on October 4, 2012 at 8:51 PM

It also provides Governor Romney an opportunity to bring up other videos, should little Bammie have gone there.

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 8:49 PM

My take.

Tim_CA on October 4, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Probably the first time he ever called her “Sweetie”. And, I’m sure the term was focus-grouped and showing appeal to the white undecideds in fly over country within the swing states.

TXUS on October 4, 2012 at 8:43 PM

not surprising, that man doesn’t have a single authentic bone in his body…wonder if a focus group decides what he wants for dinner…

jimver on October 4, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Laura Ingraham just to BOR to the woodshed… it was glorious.

uncommon sense on October 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Laura Ingraham just took BOR to the woodshed… it was glorious.

uncommon sense on October 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM

FIFM

uncommon sense on October 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Forgot to say thanks Mary Katharine. Those various stats are fun!!

Obama: Gov. Romney
Romney: People

Interesting that one:-)

bluefox on October 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Flora Duh on October 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Mark Levin is covering this now on his radio show.

bluefox on October 4, 2012 at 8:58 PM

SCOAMF

John the Libertarian on October 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Romney/Ryan on (blah) Hannity, but I love the JD in the background in front of the flag :)

uncommon sense on October 4, 2012 at 9:08 PM

So it wasn’t just me…that really was a load of crap from O. I love the ‘most frequently used words’ tidbit; I find that very telling.

Jackalope on October 4, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Direct link to watch 2016:Obama’s America.

Please also go out and watch the film, or buy the video to support the filmmaker.

the new aesthetic on October 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

The Commander and Uh…Uh…Uhhh….Uh….Uhhhh…Never mind!!

Tbone McGraw on October 4, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Direct link to watch 2016:Obama’s America.

Please also go out and watch the film, or buy the video to support the filmmaker.

the new aesthetic on October 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Don’t do it, folks! Any uploads of this movie are illegal, and Dinesh D’Souza has asked the FBI to investigate illegal uploads, watching online, and illegal downloads.

The film was originally illegally uploaded to YouTube.

The producer of the film has said the following:

“It has now been taken down and we have informed the FBI which is launching a vigorous investigation,” said producer Doug Sain. “We urge all Americans to respect the copyright of this film and not place themselves in legal jeopardy by engaging in illegal activity in the form of viewing or downloading the movie online.”

GrannyDee on October 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Romney/Ryan on (blah) Hannity, but I love the JD in the background in front of the flag :)

uncommon sense on October 4, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Me too, that JD looks like mine. Had to mow today:-) I know Hannity can get on one’s nerve, but he’s one of the good guys:-)

bluefox on October 4, 2012 at 9:27 PM

GrannyDee on October 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Probably done by a liberal that wants it out of theaters.

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 9:29 PM

hawkdriver on October 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

This is also a good one.

CableDude on October 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Geez, HTH do they make those so quickly.

Hilarious.

hawkdriver on October 4, 2012 at 9:31 PM

the new aesthetic on October 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

A couple of my family members went to see it. I’d rather like you say, buy the video to support the film maker. Bought the Kindle version of The Amateur and haven’t finished it yet. Did buy the hard copy of Righteous Indignation and finished it. Great read by A.B.

Even tho I don’t have a Kindle, Amazon has a PC application for a free download that supports any Kindle ebook. Love it.

bluefox on October 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM

GrannyDee on October 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Probably done by a liberal that wants it out of theaters.

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Thx, Slick. That was mentioned in the Daily Caller article.

GrannyDee on October 4, 2012 at 9:37 PM

GrannyDee on October 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Good advice as I was wondering about that; thanks.

bluefox on October 4, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Obama just freaked my Jack Russell Terrier out with this vid here!

Sherman1864 on October 4, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Obama just freaked my Jack Russell Terrier out with this vid here!

Sherman1864 on October 4, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Goooood dog!!!

(give him a treat)

Tim_CA on October 4, 2012 at 9:52 PM

SCOAMF

John the Libertarian on October 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Don’t you mean SCO”uh”MF?
:P

Benedict Nelson on October 4, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Even tho I don’t have a Kindle, Amazon has a PC application for a free download that supports any Kindle ebook. Love it.

bluefox on October 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Kindle has an app for iphones and ipads as well as Mac’s own deal called iBooks.

slickwillie2001 on October 4, 2012 at 10:07 PM

So that sums up pretty much everything truthful 0bama said last night…

Only thing missing was when he said he will be spending his next anniversary at home…

Wolftech on October 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

The post debate polls will be interesting to watch. To make it look close, the samples need to skewed D+13 or more, eh?

Birdseye on October 5, 2012 at 3:38 AM

LOL…Geraldo on FNF just said he’s completely undecided and that he loves both candidates.

fossten on October 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

LOL…Geraldo on FNF just said he’s completely undecided and that he loves both candidates.

fossten on October 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Saw that today. My wife and I both burst out laughing when we heard that, knowing full well that he’s going to go out and vote for 0bama on election day.

UltimateBob on October 5, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Barack Uhbama

Colony14 on October 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM