Number of times each Democrat said “change” or “changes” during Saturday’s televised debates
|Hillary Rodham Clinton||25 times||“I embody change. I think having the first woman president is a huge change.”|
|John Edwards||14 times||” I believe deeply in change.”|
|Barack Obama||14 times .||“We’re going to bring about real change”|
|Bill Richardson||8 times||“I love change. We all are for change.|
Is “change” going to be the buzzword of the 2008 US Elections, much as “working families” was here in Oz? It’s certainly just as empty a phrase.
“I embody change!” “I believe deeply in change!” “We are all for change!” “I love change!”
Change, change, change-y change-ness. Change-ified change-ocity.
Sorry to go off on a tangent there, but hearing Hillary repeat that word 25 times has affected me. Or maybe my problem was in trying to renovate the “Working Families” Drinking Game into the “Change-y Change-ness” Drinking Game.
Is this the best buzzword y’all could come up with? What’s the deal? Don’t you all have “Working Families” in America?
UPDATE: I now have the transcript of the 5 January 2008 Democratic Debate. I count more than 90 utterances of “change” words. But is Hillary channelling Woody from “Cheers”? You be the judge:
–HT: opinionjournal.com for the Cheers ref.