Obamateurism of the Day

We’ve had a couple of these collections of verbal tics from Barack Obama’s speeches as OOTDs, but apparently the Greatest Orator In Modern American Presidential History didn’t learn from those YouTube videos. That’s too bad for Obama; if he’d watched one or two of them, he might have avoided this one from the debate, compiled by BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw:


Dorsey commented: “Even the president’s most loyal fans have got to be getting annoyed with this.”  They certainly weren’t impressed by the impression Obama left in the first and most critical debate, nor his preparation for an event that has been on his schedule for the last four years.

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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