Hot Air.com posted a link to a CNN video of Obama making a statement and answering questions. A sharp Hot Air.com commenter posted the following about the video:
I watched the whole 11:09. I don’t remember a thing he said. All I heard was uh, uh, uh, uh, and uh.
He talks for 4 minutes. I counted 55 uhs.
Then he takes questions.
First answer: 10 uhs
Second answer: 27 uhs
Third answer: 16 uhs
Fourth answer: 7 uhs
Final answer: 29 uhs
144 uhs in 11 minutes. Articulate, Uh-bama!
Follow the link and you will see it is absolutely painful to listen to. The truth is, Obama is a total lightweight that is an empty suit. He does great in the stadium pep rally speech setting, but get him away from that where he must think on his feet, and the Obamamessiah just disappears.
If John McCain said “uhh” 144 times in 11 minutes, the press corps would be saying he has Alzheimer’s disease. But with Obama, nary a word about it.
144 Uh’s in 11 minutes? That’s an uh-mazing rate of one Uh every 4.6 seconds!
A shorter video example is at The Obamessiah Sans Teleprompter, where Uh-bama apparently lost his widdle toy train of thought. Repeatedly.