Poll: OOTY prelims, Flight 6

We finally have the first semifinal for the OOTY filled up and, er, “doing fine,” thanks to your responses in last week’s poll.  Now we’ll start on the next semifinal bracket with these five choices from the OOTW winners this year.  Which one will go to the next round for the OOTY?  Be sure to cast your vote:



  • “Because we’re leading around the world, people have a new attitude toward America. There’s more confidence in our leadership. We see it everywhere we go.”
  • “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked.”
  • “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
  • “But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people…”
  • Pitches amnesty policy at naturalization ceremony of people who entered legally

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.