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...spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody. "
Defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber, who argued that Obama's policy hurts small-business owners like himself, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2008
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...ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed."In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed."
On a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people
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A term in austrian - does not exist"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing."
Confusing German for "Austrian," a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009
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After bowling a 129 obama says it's like -- it was like special olympics, or something."No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something."
Making an off-hand joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show", March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)
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Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions."Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions."
Exasperated by reporters after a news conference
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Communicating to the dead: a nancy reagan seance" I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances."
After saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)
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