Obamateurism of the Day

Er … wouldn’t this introduction have been in Barack Obama’s prepared remarks? Did TOTUS get the day off? Via Ace, the President gets a little confused about which “great state” he was in, and which one Lee Fisher wants to represent:

“The Lieutenant Governor and soon to be junior Senator from the great state of Illinois — er, uh, Ohio. I was thinking about my own, uh … Lee Fisher is here.”

In fairness, Lee Fisher probably has a better shot of winning a Senate race in Illinois than in Ohio — and may have a better chance in winning in Illinois than Alexi Giannoulias.

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