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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Gee, the NY Times noticed - something “we” have seen since June. 2008.
Someone needs to make an Obama bobblehead, but instead of going up and down, it goes side to side.
Form over substance.
That’s all this clown is about.
Obviously, the transmitter in his ear only works when a teleprompter is in the room. He turns his head to get better reception. “Say again George.” “No I can’ thear you Mr. Soros say again”. We are sooooo screwed
On second thought, it actually is shocking since it's in the NYT
Obozo, like most actors, is only good at reading what other people write for him to repeat. Original thoughts need not apply ...
“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.”
classic, but uncommonly snarky from the NYT
LOL . . . I might even purchase one of those!!
“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.”
Obama is a gaffe. A walking, thoughtlessly talking gaffe.
I refuse to read the NYT. Did it mention that Obozo is an incoherent fool without his ‘prompter?
It’s only a matter of time before “Teleprompter-Gate”.
Well, he is transparent, that is for sure.
Rumor has it that he even needs a teleprompter to carry on a dinner conversation...
I think the guy is addicted to teleprompter-type speeches...he can’t deliver in any other fashion. If you tried to engage him to deliver a 4-line answer to a surprise question....I don’t think he could think and talk at the same time.
I think the Times is actually being a bit sarcastic. Pretty funny stuff when you combine the thought of him having to use a teleprompter to tell a story which he will "never forget."
Obambi is losing the New Yuck Times? Women and children hardest hit?!
What is sad is the fact that it is a distinct possibility. Guess we know why Michelle married him, pity.