We’ve been highlighting the amateurish stumbles of our new President since March, and now it’s time for Hot Air readers to pick the Obamateurism of the Year!  Over the next few days, I’ll offer polls in different brackets (or “flights”) of previous Obamateurism of the Week winners, and you’ll pick the winners between five or six selections in a new poll each day, except Christmas.  I also hand-selected a few second-place winners in a second-chance bracket, which will run next week.  After we’ve narrowed down to eight finalists, Hot Air readers will select the OOTY!

Six of the eight slots in the OOTY finals have already been filled:

  • Obama bows to Saudi King Abdullah
  • Warning on deficits and spending while pushing big-spending programs
  • Change in Iran coming because “Obviously, after the speech I made in Cairo…”
  • Obama opines on Gates arrest without “having all the facts”
  • Throwing Poland under the bus on missile defense on 70th anniversary of Soviet invasion
  • Obama goes to Copenhagen for Olympics (and comes home empty)

Can’t say I was terribly surprised by yesterday’s choice, but it was the closest poll yet.  Copenhagen I only outpolled Obama’s war on Fox News by five points, and for most of the day it could have gone either way.  Today’s is the toughest of the finals so far, with seven choices (one of these had to have more than 5) and at least three outrages that will get a lot of play.  In fact, more than half of them could easily have won the coveted OOTY Award on Thursday.  Once again, I’m glad to have you picking these …

Update: Seven choices, not six. I added the seventh after I wrote the post but before it went up, and forgot to edit it.

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.

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