Former President Barack Obama referenced himself 92 times during a Monday stump speech that was intended to promote Nevada Democratic candidates.
Speaking at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), the former president stressed the importance of voting as a tool to change things about the country that one doesn’t like, whether those things be policies or leaders.
As he spoke, Obama was flanked by U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen — who is facing incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in a tight race — and gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak, who has recently come under fire for allegations of domestic abuse.
But whether he was calling back to answer shouts from the crowd — “I miss you too,” he yelled back to one attendee — or reflecting on his past experiences on the campaign trail or in office, the former president appeared to spend more time talking about himself than about the candidates he was supporting on the stump.
He mentioned Congressional candidates Susie Lee and Steven Horsford once each, Senate candidate Jacky Rosen four times, Kate Marshall (candidate for Lieutenant Governor) twice and gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak only once.
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