The Tuesday Night Speeches, By the Numbers

By Kelly Moeller

Jun 5, 2008 4:50pm

Sen. Hillary Clinton’s Tuesday night speech and Sen. Barack Obama’s Tuesday night speech, by the numbers.

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Number of words in Clinton’s speech: 2,237

Number of words in Obama’s speech: 2,451

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Number of mentions of the words "I," "my" or "me" in Clinton’s speech: 92

Number of mentions of the words "I," "my," or "me" in Obama’s speech: 32

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Number of mentions of the words "you" or "your" in Clinton’s speech: 69

Number of mentions of the words "you" or "your" in Obama’s speech: 23

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Number of mentions of "we" in Clinton’s speech: 45

Number of mentions of the word: "we" in Obama’s speech: 58

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Number of references to Senator Obama, by name or pronoun, in Clinton’s speech: 6

Number of references to Senator Clinton, by name or pronoun, in Obama’s speech: 14

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Number of mentions of the word "America" or "Americans" in Clinton’s speech: 17

Number of mentions of the word "America" or "Americans" in Obama’s speech: 26

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Number of mentions of Bill Clinton in Clinton’s speech: 1

Number of mentions of Bill Clinton in Obama’s speech: 2

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Number of mentions of the word "McCain" in Clinton’s speech: 0

Number of mentions of the word "McCain" in Obama’s speech: 5

- jpt

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