Obama’s Speech, By the Numbers

By Kate Barrett

Aug 29, 2008 7:27am

Uses of the word "America" or "American" — 52

Duration, in minutes — 44

Mentions of the word "work" — 35

Mentions of specific policy proposals — 35

Mentions of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., by name — 21

Mentions of George W. Bush — 8

Mentions of George W. Bush during John Kerry’s 2004 speech — 2

Mentions of George W. Bush during Al Gore’s 2000 speech — 0

Mentions of the word "change" — 16

Mentions of troops or veterans — 7

Allusions to Hurricane Katrina – 1

– Jake Tapper and Jonathan Greenberger

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