Skip to comments.Obama Sticks to the (Teleprompter) Script
Posted on 03/05/2009 9:28:22 AM PST by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON As he introduced his new choice for secretary of health and human services in the East Room this week, President Obama turned his head from right to left, but he wasnt looking at the audience. He was reading from two teleprompters, strategically set up outside the tight television camera shot.
Presidents have been using teleprompters for more than half a century, but none relied on them as extensively as Mr. Obama has so far. While presidents typically have used them for their most important speeches to the nation an inauguration, a State of the Union or an Oval Office address Mr. Obama uses them for everyday routine announcements, and even for the opening statement at his news conference.
He used them during a visit to a Caterpillar plant in Peoria, Ill. He used them to make brief remarks at the opening of his fiscal responsibility summit. He used them during a visit to the Interior Department to discuss endangered species, even as he recalled a visit to some national parks as an 11-year-old. That was an experience I will never forget, he said, reading from the teleprompter.
Yet Bradley A. Blakeman, a former White House aide to President George W. Bush and a Republican strategist, said the teleprompter makes Mr. Obama look robotic. He is extremely scripted, and he is cautious to the max and afraid of gaffes, Mr. Blakeman said. When answering questions without a script, Mr. Blakeman said, his speech is very halted, and you can see him take a lot of time to think about what hes going to say.
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I take exception with the notion of Hussein being such a great communicator. Most of what he says is rather pedestrian tautology. How many memorable phrases as he turned that will endure? None that I can think of.
That crazed teleprompter tennis match with the continuous volley that he seems to be watching every time he gives a speech is REALLY getting old.
Hope. Change. Uh.......
There is a whole thread devoted to poking fun at this teleprompting commie asshat. Click on the picture to join in on the fun!
And they called Bush a dumb shit.