If I build it, they will come … to vote for this week’s biggest Obamateurism, that is! I’d try to squeeze four years of gaffes into one poll, but you’d be so dizzy we’d have to call the paralegals paramedics.  People may have hoped that we would run so short on material that we’d have to kiss off this feature, but if you believe that with a presidential campaign yet to come … I have a bridge to sell you, too.


Previous weekly “winners” in 2012:

Previous Obamateurisms of the Year:

  • Giving 2 minutes of “shout-outs” before getting to the Fort Hood shooting (2009)
  • Obama leaves Clinton at press conference podium on tax deal to attend Christmas party (2010)
  • “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president— with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln.” (2011)

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.