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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The “You know” Report: Ohio Democratic Presidential Debate

As a follow-up to last week's report, here is the tally of how many times the candidates interjected “you know” in the course of last night's Democratic presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio.

  Clinton     Obama  
 “You know”s  38 27

Whatever their electoral prospects, Obama is rapidly catching up in the “you know” sweepstakes. While Clinton held about steady: 38 instead of 40 last time, Obama is closing the lead, advancing from 19 before to 27 on this outing. There is one response near the end where he works five “you know”s into a single reply to a question.

No, I certainly didn't listen to another hour and a half of this prattle. This time I made the count from the New York Times transcript of the event.

Posted at February 27, 2008 16:53