Skip to comments.Republicans mock Obama’s teleprompter use
Posted on 10/19/2011 2:51:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Republicans mock Obamas teleprompter use By Philip Rucker, Published: October 18
Its one of the very symbols of the presidency the ultimate accessory to the ultimate bully pulpit, seemingly trumpeting to all that the words being uttered actually matter.
So why, on the campaign trail, has the teleprompter instead become a symbol of ineptitude, mocked repeatedly by Republican candidates?
Picking up on a theme that has been rippling through GOP circles for two years, Republican presidential candidates are trying to use President Obamas reliance on teleprompters to deflate one of his biggest strengths his oratorical skill. If Obama cant give a two-minute speech without a screen telling him what to say, the critique goes, its a sign that he doesnt know what hes talking about and cant be trusted to do his job.
Obama ruined the teleprompter for the rest of the politicians, said Fred Davis, a media strategist who advised Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in his 2008 presidential run and, until this summer, Republican candidate and former ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr.
If you use it now, youre like Obama, Davis said. Its a negative because its a sign of inauthenticity. Its a sign that you cant speak on your own two feet. Its a sign that you have handlers behind you telling you what to say.
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Now why would that be?
Kinda reminds me of the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz......
Independents mock him as well.
It is not nice to mock the Wee Wee
Teddy Roosevelt didn’t need a teleprompter. People need to stop relying on crutches.
He speaks much more smoothly in Arabic; doesn’t even need a teleprompter.
Well done on the upgrade.
How quickly they pretend to forget. Or how frequently they lie. President George Bush, who didn't like teleprompters, was mocked and called synonyms for intellectually unfit by the media and on late night TV for having used one to give a major speech as president once. Of course, he was ALSO mocked when he used written notes while addressing the nation.
TOTUS is not any sort of symbol for the presidency; it's the symbol of Barack Hussein Obama.
Gosh, why would any fair-minded person mock that?
Obama needs a teleprompter to answer “yes” or “no”.
So now a teleprompter is a mark of competence and intelligence?
The teleprompter always makes me wonder whose words he is reading.
He had a 5 minute speech about Lincoln, and he used a teleprompter. Lincoln. He’s black. He was in the IL legislature. In Springfield. 5 minutes. He had nothing.
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