September 17, 2018
There were times during a Thursday rally Barack Obama couldn’t help but talk about himself, even though he was supposed to be talking about other people.
There were other times he could barely talk at all.
During the Cleveland rally for Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton, Obama repeatedly talked about himself, despite the candidates sitting behind him.
Several times, he stuttered as he attempted to attack President Trump and the success of recent Republican initiatives.
“I see you,” Obama started, pointing into the audience.
“Let, let, let, let, let me just say these, these are friends of mine,” Obama said, stumbling over his words, “I admit I am biased.”
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Several times, Obama called Cordray and Sutton a “friend of mine.”
“I have worked with them,” he said, keeping the focus on himself.
Several times, Obama attempted to regale the audience with stories about when he was important and the President.
Speaking of Cordray, he said, “He had my back even when some of you couldn’t pronounce my name.”
After seemingly being forced to talk about the candidates he was campaigning for, Obama said, “But I have a broader message…”
He found a way to make a heckler about himself, too.
“I always miss having at least one heckler up in here,” Obama told the audience.
“I can never really hear what they’re saying, but I appreciate the exercise of free speech,” he said.
At one point, The Chosen One devolved into a stuttering mess, saying, “We, we, we, we, we, we, we, we, we spend…”
“I know that sometimes, when I was president, even when I was a candidate, folks would say, ‘Barack, you’re talking too long.’
‘You’re like too professorial, you’re explaining stuff too much,’” Obama said people told him.
“I know, but sometimes things are complicated and I didn’t, I, I, I, and I was…