BuzzFeed News analyzed more than 2,000 presidential news conferences since 1929, looking for usage of first-person singular pronouns -- "I," "me," "my," "mine," and "myself." Just 2.5 percent of Obama's total news-conference words fell into this category. Only Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt used them less often. [...] While Obama has shied from the first-person singular, he's leaned heavily on the first-person plural -- "we," "our," "ourselves," and "us." In fact, he's used it more than any president in the dataset.
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