Obama's Delivered 699 Speeches Using a Teleprompter Since Taking Office
13 vacations, for a total of 83 days.
10:17 AM, Jan 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Since becoming the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama has delivered 699 speeches using a Teleprompter, according to statistics compiled by CBS reporter Mark Knoller. That number includes campaign speeches, State of the Union addresses, and everything in between.
The president, with teleprompter
AP / Gerald Herbert
All told, according to Knoller, President Obama has made 1,852 speeches, remarks and comments.
Obama's given 35 "speeches in which he referred to Slurpees." He's held 58 town halls.
The president's gone golfing 113 times, playing 52 times close to the White House at Andrews Air Force Base.
And Obama's taken 13 vacations, which all told have spanned 83 days.
Though he has visited 44 states as president, Obama has not travelled to Arkansas, Idaho, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, all states that voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. In all, he's made 245 "domestic trips," which does not include any travel in Washington, D.C. or the surrounding area.
In his first term, according to Knoller, Obama had 93 days with "no public or press appearances."
Tomorrow, Obama will take the oath of office for the second time, and begin his second term as president of the United States.