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‘I,’ ‘Me’—Obama Uses First-Person Pronoun 117 Times in 1 Speech
CNSNews.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 07/06/2012 2:06:35 PM PDT by markomalley

(CNSNews.com) - Speaking in Sandusky, Ohio on July 5, President Barack Obama used the first-person pronouns “I” and “me” a combined 117 times in a speech that lasted about 25 minutes and 32 seconds.

Obama used “I” 98 times and “me” 19 times, according to a transcript of the speech posted by the White House. A videotape of the speech posted on YouTube shows that Obama spoke for about 25-and-a-half minutes.

During this speech, Obama used “I” or “me” approximately once every 13.09 seconds.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also frequently used the first-person pronoun in his most recent speech that has been posted in its entirety on C-SPAN. Speaking in Salem, Va., on Jun 26, Romney used the first-person pronouns “I” and “me” a combined 55 times in a speech that lasted about 18 minutes and 13 seconds.

Romney used “I” 47 times and “me” 8 times. During the just over 18 minutes that Romney spoke at Salem, he used “I” or “me” approximately once every 19.87 seconds.

Near the end of his talk in Sandusky, Ohio, Obama told his audience he had made a commitment to think about them every morning when he arises.

“I want you to know that when I ran in 2008, I said I wasn't going to be a perfect man and I certainly wasn't going to be a perfect president, but I'd always tell you what I thought.  I'd always tell you where I stood,” Obama said. “And, most of all, I would wake up every single day thinking about you…”


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: iobama; obamai; obamaspeech

1 posted on 07/06/2012 2:06:40 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

2 posted on 07/06/2012 2:16:28 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: markomalley

“How do I love me? Let me count the ways. Well, enough about me. What do YOU think of me? Anyone have a mirror for me? I need to kiss myself, as you all are dying to do to me...”


3 posted on 07/06/2012 2:16:28 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: markomalley

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001930/


4 posted on 07/06/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: RightOnline

He PASSED healthcare...don’t you know. The One doesn’t need a congress.

Just wait til a second term.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 2:19:39 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: markomalley
King IMe....sounds about right
6 posted on 07/06/2012 2:19:47 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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7 posted on 07/06/2012 2:22:26 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bratch

I think of the Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kiss.


8 posted on 07/06/2012 2:27:01 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: markomalley

Classic case of Narcissistic maladjustment.

The same symptoms were exhibited by Stalin, Hitler, and many others of those on history’s List of Infamy.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 2:33:37 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Bratch

Narcissist-in-Chief. He loves to hear himself talk about himself.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 2:35:14 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: markomalley
Near the end of his talk in Sandusky, Ohio, Obama told his audience he had made a commitment to think about them every morning when he arises.

Words speak for themselves....

11 posted on 07/06/2012 2:41:08 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

Hey, you’ve been thought about by The Won! What could be more comforting?

(WHAT AN EGOTIST)


12 posted on 07/06/2012 2:43:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Starboard

Yeah, it was clear when he was elected and crystal clear now...we’ve got ourselves a real narcisist. Rather rare.

He’s going to blow, my friends. These guys always do. When the adoration drops off and people start seeing them as they are...GET READY! It’s coming!

And I’m going to love every second of this creeps take down...not to mention his fat arsed beard.

Wonder if Vogue will think old Down Low Barry and his boob wearing wife so uber cool next year?


13 posted on 07/06/2012 2:44:10 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: markomalley

Just another way he is Clinton II

Although he probably broke Bubba’s record


14 posted on 07/06/2012 2:45:10 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Jyotishi

I, Me, Mine.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXr2Zsto5gs


15 posted on 07/06/2012 3:04:02 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: markomalley
I, ME, MY, the boy's new handle, IMEMY!!!
16 posted on 07/06/2012 3:15:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: markomalley
Obama narcissus

Barry "Narcissus" Obama

"How do I love "me"...let me count the ways"


17 posted on 07/06/2012 3:23:50 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: markomalley
"Hey, all you Right Wing Extremist, Freep, Clingers...."

obamaunclesam2 ...

or you WILL be getting a "visit" from one of my Fat Beatch, Big Sis's DHS Jack-Booted Thugs....!

bobbys-baby-finger

"Hey, Barry...BRING IT!"


18 posted on 07/06/2012 3:33:37 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: markomalley
Swoon Over My and Me Obama's song.
19 posted on 07/06/2012 3:36:27 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Starboard
He loves to hear himself talk about himself.

Originally said of the popular Bill Clinton; the American people like hearing about both of them.

20 posted on 07/06/2012 3:46:03 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: markomalley

I guess the teleprompter is trying to make him sound bad!! /s


21 posted on 07/06/2012 4:15:26 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: markomalley

The thought of another four years of this ass, makes me want to puke.


22 posted on 07/06/2012 4:57:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bratch

23 posted on 07/06/2012 5:02:37 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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