When Barack Obama speaks to reporters or during a debate, he says a lot of “uh” between words - moreso than most people, I’d think. He doesn’t seem to be trying to come up with the right words it just seems like he can’t “spit it out.”
Conversely, he doesn’t do this at all when he “orates” in front of a crowd - which is, I think, one of the situations where a stutter would not be present (like singing). I watched him on The Daily Show last night - all stammering. In his speech in Orlando, not a blip.
I searched on this topic and didn’t see anything. I’m surprised with all the Obama hype I’ve been reading over the past year I haven’t heard any real mention of an actual speech impediment, but I could have missed it.
Anyone ever read anything conclusive about it, or any speech pathologists around?