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January 12, 2016
Obama and Clinton wordiest state of the union speakers
Vox - If [Obama's] final speech keeps pace with past addresses, it will be around 7,000 words — the second-highest average of any US president. The only commander in chief who would outdo him? The historically long-winded improviser Bill Clinton. Obama has averaged about 6,800 words per speech, while Clinton tipped the scale at about 7,600. Only Calvin Coolidge and his 6,700-word average comes close.