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Santorum: Make teleprompters illegal (video)
CNN ^ | March 12, 2012

Posted on 03/13/2012 11:22:33 AM PDT by EveningStar

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum says teleprompters should be illegal for presidential candidates.

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This man is dumber than a box of rocks.
1 posted on 03/13/2012 11:22:46 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I know he has a lot of support here, but he hasn’t impressed me. If he were the nominee, I’d vote for him, but Gingrich seems to be far more capable.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 11:24:39 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: EveningStar

you don’t like this idea?


3 posted on 03/13/2012 11:25:01 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: EveningStar

Haha . . . I agree!

If a candidate can’t speak from the heart then he shouldn’t run. A teleprompter is a crutch for a puppet candidate who’s speaking someone else’s line.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 11:25:10 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: EveningStar

Add me to that box of rocks. If a man can’t speak without a teleprompter he has no reason to be president.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 11:26:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EveningStar
Captain Teleprompter, Captain Teleprompter
6 posted on 03/13/2012 11:27:52 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: AtlasStalled

Illegal? No.

but the other candidates should razz Obama for being addicted to a teleprompter. Tell people that they are getting a fake, a fraud president because he can’t impress people without a teleprompter. He’s a phony.

I would recommend they do this at every opportunity. Damn, the maladroit couldn’t talk to school children without a teleprompter.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 11:29:00 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: EveningStar

He’s a pretty popular box of rocks. We’ll see how he stacks up to the other boxes of rocks today.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: AtlasStalled

“Obama will read anything that is put on that teleprompter. And by ‘anything,’ I mean a-ny-th-i-n-g.”


9 posted on 03/13/2012 11:29:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: EveningStar

For Obama, it is going to be a disaster. Did you see that video of him speaking at a rally in Harvard? He kept on touching his crotch.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 11:31:24 AM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: EveningStar

Since you think you’re so much smarter that Santorum, how come you aren’t running for president?


11 posted on 03/13/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: EveningStar

Idiotic idea if he meant it. A self-professed conservative supporting a law such as this? Just what we need government to get involved in. Cripes...


12 posted on 03/13/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: EveningStar; Cincinatus' Wife; Toespi; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; ...

“Santorum: Make teleprompters illegal”

For a guy receiving data from an ear monitor , that’s rich.

Santorum Caught Being Coached During Interview

http://youtu.be/SXX9VrbQ3Q4


13 posted on 03/13/2012 11:34:02 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: EveningStar

If he wasn’t joking then this is disturbing. Seems like it displays a knee jerk tendency to use big government coercion to make people act the way you want them to act.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 11:34:45 AM PDT by DManA
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To: cripplecreek
"Add me to that box of rocks. If a man can’t speak without a teleprompter he has no reason to be president.">

Add me too. I can't believe there are still Obots out there talking about what a good speaker Obozo is. What a JOKE...he's horrible.

15 posted on 03/13/2012 11:34:50 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: EveningStar

Seriously people? How the hell can you even THINK this wasn’t a joke aimed at Obama? Get real.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 11:36:52 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mich Patriot

Obama is utterly incapable of giving a speech without teleprompters. Having a few notes written down to keep on track is fine but he reads his speeches word for word off his prompters.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 11:39:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Mich Patriot

Obots hell...there are people on FR pushing the nonsense that he as a deadly debater who would chew any of our guys up in a debate. And that he speaks well, is articulate et all.

You know. Deaf people.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: EveningStar

And sweater vests too!


19 posted on 03/13/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Marguerite

His immaturity is appalling.

2008 Redux: lipstick on a prig.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: Marguerite

Were you leading the leftist charge about Bush’s back bulge? LOL


21 posted on 03/13/2012 11:41:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Mich Patriot

Simple. Only Newt is allowed to make fun of Obama and his teleprompter, because only Newt is smart enough.

“It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t mater what I live.” - Newton Leroy Gingrich.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 11:45:37 AM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: cripplecreek

we at least deserve a disclaimer, and the name of whoever wrote the word totus is feeding to potus

“crazy Rick” elevates the obviously painful reality that obama cant talk to 5th graders without a teleprompter


23 posted on 03/13/2012 11:45:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: BO Stinkss

LOL :)


24 posted on 03/13/2012 11:46:22 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Mich Patriot

Just like this thread, where Michelle Bachmann promised $2 gas. She was ridiculed because only Newt is allowed to make promises like that because he is so damn smart. Forget he also supports ethanol (cough).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2765411/posts


25 posted on 03/13/2012 11:49:23 AM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Mich Patriot
Obama has looked horrible on those occasions when a teleprompter he expects to function has failed.

However, the truth is that he was still pretty good in his debates with McCain, without a teleprompter. I thought he'd fall on his face, but he didn't. He may not be able to give a full speech from memory, but he's generally not bad when answering questions on his feet.

I can't stand the guy, but we shouldn't underestimate him either.

26 posted on 03/13/2012 11:49:32 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly cc. A few note cards is all the good ones ever needed. I still remember a couple years ago on FR there were pics of Obama with double teleprompters set up at a school where he went to visit fourth graders. Come to think of it, that’s how he speaks to all of us anyway.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 11:50:14 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: EveningStar

I guess those for Obama would be rather disgusted at him losing his teleprompter.


28 posted on 03/13/2012 11:50:25 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
However, the truth is that he was still pretty good in his debates with McCain, without a teleprompter.

McCain makes anyone look good in a debate.

29 posted on 03/13/2012 11:51:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Mich Patriot

Obama doesn’t give speeches, he gives lectures on how bad we’ve been.


30 posted on 03/13/2012 11:53:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ben Reyes

That’s where he keeps his “mike”.


31 posted on 03/13/2012 12:00:41 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Mich Patriot
Seriously people? How the hell can you even THINK this wasn’t a joke aimed at Obama? Get real.

I just watched that video and it didn't sound like he was making a joke at all. Santorum sounded completely serious about his idea to ban presidential candidates from using teleprompters.

As it was such a stupid thing to say, I am sure Rick will now claim he was joking - but watching that video, I don't think he was.

32 posted on 03/13/2012 12:01:35 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: EveningStar

Might as well make teleprompters illegal since Obama is.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 12:02:42 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: EveningStar

I love the idea although I would have preferred he requested all candidates to voluntarily stop using them. Also get the same agreement for the two eventual candidates.

If O is so smart, why does he need a TOTUS?

Guggenheim, the director of the latest O documentary, said he was the most perfect person (paraphrased) he’s ever met. I hope he wipes his chin.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 12:03:01 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: EveningStar

it would be more fun to make them illegal for TV anchorbabes...


35 posted on 03/13/2012 12:43:52 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar

What next? Should we make wearing pants illegal, too?

I know! Let’s criminalize farting!


36 posted on 03/13/2012 12:47:31 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: EveningStar
Boy Howdy! That's a fact.

He is getting so desperate, he thinks he is making the public believe he is superior to Obama because he does not use one.....Which he thinks is some amazing attribute. But Newt used that line first, and actually entertained people when he did.

37 posted on 03/13/2012 12:49:16 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Marguerite

B******t.


38 posted on 03/13/2012 12:51:19 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: EveningStar

Oh Come on. If you can’t see the humor in what he said then I just don’t know what to say. The MSM is trying to turn it against Rick, and you fell for it hook line and sinker.

Now ask yourself how much material out their does the MSM have the opportunity to go after O on. But notice that no matter what O does then they have nothing bad to say.


39 posted on 03/13/2012 1:00:40 PM PDT by Revel
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To: parksstp

You need to stop posting that quote from Newt’s ex-wife, who appeared on ABC telling all sorts of lies about Newt, and Newt refused to say anything bad about her.

Typical conduct of a Santorum supporters. Give your quotes attribution, and if Newt didn’t say them, link to the source detailing who is saying it about him second or thirdhand. After you do that, grow up.


40 posted on 03/13/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: parksstp; Marguerite; sodpoodle

Newt supported studies on ethanol it is SANTORUM that supported a federal MANDATE on ethanol...Santorum Called for Federal Ethanol Mandate
Conservatives4Palin ^ | 3/11/201 | Mary Beth House

Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2012 7:56:18 PM by katiedidit1

“Another presidential candidate had an energy proposal back in 2008 as well. Former Senator Rick Santorum’s ideas, however, went an entirely different direction. Rather than increasing production, his solution was to “reduce US oil appetite” in an article he wrote, titled, “Reducing U.S. oil appetite This is one cause that could be helped by smart mandates and taxing“

(Excerpt) Read more at conservatives4palin.com ...


41 posted on 03/13/2012 1:30:07 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: parksstp; Marguerite; sodpoodle; TitansAFC; onyx

Newt supported studies on ethanol it is SANTORUM that supported a federal MANDATE on ethanol...Santorum Called for Federal Ethanol Mandate
Conservatives4Palin ^ | 3/11/201 | Mary Beth House

Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2012 7:56:18 PM by katiedidit1

“Another presidential candidate had an energy proposal back in 2008 as well. Former Senator Rick Santorum’s ideas, however, went an entirely different direction. Rather than increasing production, his solution was to “reduce US oil appetite” in an article he wrote, titled, “Reducing U.S. oil appetite This is one cause that could be helped by smart mandates and taxing“

(Excerpt) Read more at conservatives4palin.com ...


42 posted on 03/13/2012 1:30:47 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1; Steelfish; cripplecreek; AmericanInTokyo

And Newt also bought into the oil-appetite reduction baloney as well. Oh wait, let me guess, he already changed his position again. lol.

“Figure out what the country needs” and then do it? We know what the country needs already! That’s our ace-in-the-hole. One of the things Newt said in this interview was, “Far beyond just how do I subsidize your heating oil, how do I make it unnecessary for you to buy as much heating oil? And there are dramatic things we can do in that conversation.” Now, “How do I…?” He means a president, running a campaign, not him.“How do I subsidize your heating oil?” We Republicans are going to talk about subsidizing people’s heating oil now, and we’re going to call that conservatism?

http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/newt-gingrich-in-2008-the-era-of-reagan-is-overwhy-newt-is-wrong-for-america/


43 posted on 03/13/2012 1:44:26 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

Your man RS did a flip flop more than once. He supported higher taxes; biofuel, MANDATES and the little cars like the volt.


44 posted on 03/13/2012 1:47:43 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: EveningStar

Don’t we have enough laws already?


45 posted on 03/13/2012 1:50:04 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: katiedidit1; Steelfish

MANDATES? MANDATES? The only person pumping for a mandate was Newton Leroy when he was touting mandated healthcare before he realized he needed to pivot to run for POTUS.

Santorum supported the Volt? How so? The Volt is the by-product of the Wall Street/Auto Bailouts, which Santorum opposed, but Newt SUPPORTED.

If he was such a big government, high taxing lib, then the ACU’s rating basis must be wrong, which means their criteria for judging Newt is also wrong by default then.

Let me guess now, you’re going to next talk about his debt ceiling votes. So let me get this straight. Michele Bachmann is evil because she decided to “stick it to the Vets” as you put it by not voting for debt ceiling, but Rick Santorum, who voted for the debt increase which funded the vets, is evil too. So there’s absolutely no way anybody can come out on top in this argument according to your circular rasoning.

Keep shilling some more and maybe Romney will send you a check.


46 posted on 03/13/2012 1:54:49 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp
" What we need is a government mandate! We need to mandate that all cars sold in the United States, starting with the 2010 model year, be “flex-fuel vehicles” – that is, they should be able to run on a blend that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline (the so-called E85 blend), or even a coal-derived methanol/gas mixture. This mandate would cost a fraction of the new fuel economy standard with the added benefit of saving barrels more oil. Rick Santorum on Ethanol

Yes…that’s right. Santorum’s answer to the energy crisis…was corn. His response was to force car manufacturers to build vehicles that would rely on 85% ethanol…ie, a corn byproduct. (And yes, I’m aware that Gingrich supports ethanol (not mandating it, just exploring it as an option), an issue with which I strongly disagree with him.)


47 posted on 03/13/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: parksstp

Romney should send Santorum a check for endorsing him for president in the last election. Santorum knew about Romneycare and still endorsed Mitt. He was the shrill shill for Mitt...maybe Mitt will return the favor and give him a position as WhiteHouse chaplain


48 posted on 03/13/2012 2:01:23 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

So who did you vote for in 2008?

McCain? I guess that means I can link you to support for McCain/Feingold, McCain/Kennedy, Cap and Trade, and opposing the Bush Tax cuts.

When Santorum made his endorsement, it was clear the nominee was either going to be Romney or McCain. Few things make Mitt Romney look conservative, but John McCain is one of them.

So where did your vote go in 2008?


49 posted on 03/13/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: AtlasStalled
If a candidate can’t speak from the heart then he shouldn’t run. A teleprompter is a crutch for a puppet candidate who’s speaking someone else’s line.

The first President to use a teleprompter extensively was Reagan.

It's fun to mock Obama for using a teleprompter, but the truth is that it cuts both ways. Part of a President's job is to give a good prepared speech, and whether it comes from notecards or a teleprompter says nothing about the merits of the speech itself. This is a stylistic attack rather than one of substance.

This is another one of those red herring issues that won't end up helping us in November, because the real issue is what he says, not how he says it. And Santorum's attack that using one is somehow a flaw is just dumb. Sometimes, it makes sense to look like you're not just making it up as you go along.

50 posted on 03/13/2012 2:13:25 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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