Barack Obama Versus You

Our President uses the first and second person pronouns, the words "I/Me/My/We" and "you," very differently.  Here are some examples. First, "I": I still remember when I was first running for the state senate in Illinois. That's the essential project that got me into politics. That's why I ran for President. I ran for President. I don't mind cleaning up the mess that some other folks made.  That's what I signed up to do. Our economy started growing again six months after I took office and it has continued to grow for the last three years. [I]'m running again for President.... That's why I'm running for President. And I want to put in place a new clean energy standard.... Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against Al-Qaeda.... I determined that we had enough intelligence...(Read Full Post)