At a DNC speech meant to prop up the party’s nominee for president, Barack Obama instead chose to discuss his favorite topic – himself.
A video montage (seen below) shows President Obama referring to himself during the speech no less than 119 times.
Addressing the Democratic National Convention on its penultimate night to lay out the case for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, President Obama began by recalling his political debut at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He then described how his family has become so well known to America in the intervening years. He spoke of his time in office, how the presidency has physically aged him, but how his daughters euphemistically note he now looks more “mature.”
He spoke of everything he is proud to have achieved — passing ObamaCare, expanding clean energy production, reducing consumption of foreign oil, passing the Iran deal, bringing troops home, killing bin Laden.
He spoke of how inspired he’s become meeting Americans of all stripes. He spoke of his optimism. He spoke of the values he imparted from his family.
If it’s starting to sound like Obama talked a lot about himself, that’s because he did.
In total, we counted 119 times Obama referred to himself during his speech ostensibly about Hillary Clinton.
By contrast, the topic of the speech, Hillary Clinton, was mentioned by name 30 times, or referred to as “she” another 42 times. That’s a total of 72.
Essentially, Obama mentioned himself 65% more of the time than he did Hillary.
Check out the montage of the ‘look at me’ President’s speech below …