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Romney goes to the teleprompter
Washington Times ^ | 11 Jan 2012 | Seth Laughlin

Posted on 01/13/2012 4:59:06 AM PST by Hoodat

Mitt Romney, like many Republicans, has mocked President Obama's use of a teleprompter, suggesting it speaks to the overall ineptitude of the commander-in-chief.

But there he was at his victory speech Tuesday -- possibly one of the biggest speeches of his life -- reading from a pair of teleprompters.

The two clear screens were hard to miss in front of the stage. They stood tall, well above the heads of the crowd that gathered on the floor of the Southern New Hampshire University dining hall to listen to the former governor's speech, which ended up being very well received.

Mr. Romney has dinged the president for using a teleprompter in the past. In 2008, he told Glenn Beck that Mr. Obama "speaks well" and "reads the teleprompter well."

The Washington Post reported that after delivering remarks during a town hall meeting in Florida in October, a woman lauded Mr. Romney: "You did all of this without a teleprompter. Good job!"

"You didn't see the teleprompter?" Mr. Romney replied. "It's in my watch, actually. I just look down."

Newt Gingrich, though, has perhaps had the most fun ridiculing Mr. Obama in his stump speeches, where he vows to challenge the president to seven "Lincoln-Douglas" style debates. "If he wants to use a teleprompter, that would be fine with me," Mr. Gingrich has said. "It has to be fair. If you had to defend ObamaCare, wouldn't you want a teleprompter?"

Asked about Mr. Romney's use of the teleprompters during his victory speech on Tuesday, the campaign did not respond.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; mittens; romney; teleprompter
To me, this is what disturbs me about Mitt Romney the most - his utter lack of sincerity. There is a complete disconnect between what he says and what he believes, so much so that there is no way to discern what he really stands for. This is a quality that he closely shares with Baraq Obama.
1 posted on 01/13/2012 4:59:18 AM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

The fact that they pointed this out must mean this is an attack on capitalism in some way. /s /protectromney


2 posted on 01/13/2012 5:04:44 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Hoodat
How DARE FReepers mock Mitt Romney for HIS teleprompter.

Is it not hi tech,too?

Does it link him directly to Soros, too?

Fact is that Romney wears an earpiece at debates
and has been TOLD what to say by the same RNME
as Obama.




“Bain Capital Owns Clear Channel (Limbaugh,Hannity, Beck, Savage, Etc.)”

3 posted on 01/13/2012 5:06:33 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hoodat

oh please. the guy was previewing a new speech. what differentiates him from BO: he can speak cogently off the teleprompter.


4 posted on 01/13/2012 5:06:48 AM PST by avital2
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To: avital2
Fact is that the liar, Myth Romney wears an earpiece
at debates and has been TOLD what to say by the same
RNME as Obama.

Also, there is NO difference between the liar Romney
and Obama.

Romney's VULTURE CAPITALISM makes Obama's MARXISM MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's liberalism MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's ineligibility MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's IAG issues MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's Sharia issues MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's 911 Victory Mosque MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's RomneyMarriage/Gay Marriage issue MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's bad governmental history MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's AGW issue MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's liberal judge issue MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's ineptitude MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of the BIG DIG and its coverup.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of destroying the Mass. Constitution which makes Obama’s overturning the US Constitution MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney makes Obama's lying as an issue MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of backstabbing the GOP, itself, and is hated widely.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of narcissism which make Obama’s MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Romney has a history of destroying evidence while Governor, which makes Obama’s destruction of evidence also MOOT.
THAT is why the DNC wants him.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 5:10:54 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hoodat

Using a teleprompter for a speech is no big deal. Using it for everything from talking to kids to thanking yourself is.


6 posted on 01/13/2012 5:14:50 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc

I had a very pithy reply to you ready to go—but I can’t find my teleprompter! :-)


7 posted on 01/13/2012 5:24:00 AM PST by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: Diogenesis; Admin Moderator

“Also, there is NO difference between the liar Romney
and Obama.”

This kind of silly statement makes you and FR look bad.


8 posted on 01/13/2012 5:24:38 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Hoodat
From this link....

Man who invented teleprompter dies

First use by a pol occurred in 1952.

But no pol can do without one.

However did the founding fathers manage.

9 posted on 01/13/2012 5:24:38 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: avital2
he can speak cogently off the teleprompter.

So can a used car salesman. Mitts cogent talk lacks passion, conviction and sincerity.

I am not buying what he is selling.

10 posted on 01/13/2012 6:08:08 AM PST by suijuris
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To: Hoodat

This is ANOTHER quality that he closely shares with Baraq Obama.


11 posted on 01/13/2012 6:20:31 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Not to mention Steven Rattner.....


12 posted on 01/13/2012 6:22:17 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: Diogenesis
Also, there is NO difference between the liar Romney and Obama.

Romney's VULTURE CAPITALISM makes Obama's MARXISM MOOT. THAT is why the DNC wants him.

Being for another pubbie candidate is one thing, political suicide is another.

If mittens becomes the pubbie candidate, I'll be taking the summer and fall off, away from FR, because I'll be voting for the pubbie candidate.

I know how Jim feels about mittens, and it's his website, so I'll bail because I'd get banned for starting political gun fights with FReepers that will come armed with knives.

No one can convince me that romney will be the same as obummer, and I don't care that he is a mormon, has no core values, and is according to perry and perrywinkles, a vulture capitalist [whatever that is}.

Posting at FR has been a hoot, but there are some things that have more value than sparring on a chat board.

13 posted on 01/13/2012 6:35:11 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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"In the work that I had, we started a number of businesses, invested in many others and that overall created tens of thousands of jobs. So, I'm pretty proud of that record. And, by the way, in the general election, I'll be pointing out that the president took the reins of General Motors and Chrysler, closed factories, closed dealerships, laid off thousands and thousands of workers. He did it to try to save the business. We also had, on occasion, to do things that are tough to try and save a business."


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14 posted on 01/13/2012 6:46:05 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: suijuris
Mitts cogent talk lacks passion, conviction and sincerity. I am not buying what he is selling.

Dittos...

15 posted on 01/13/2012 7:41:33 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Avoiding Obama by replacing him with Romney is like avoiding a Ford by replacing it with a Mercury)
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To: Saundra Duffy; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; ...
“Also, there is NO difference between the liar Romney and Obama.”

Saundra Duffy: "This kind of silly statement makes you and FR look bad."

Please favor us with some evidential support to your pious boast
for Myth Romney. Anything at all.




16 posted on 01/14/2012 5:22:06 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hoodat; Saundra Duffy; restornu
Mitt Romney, like many Republicans, has mocked President Obama's use of a teleprompter, suggesting it speaks to the overall ineptitude of the commander-in-chief.

But there he was at his victory speech Tuesday -- possibly one of the biggest speeches of his life -- reading from a pair of teleprompters.

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Asked about Mr. Romney's use of the teleprompters during his victory speech on Tuesday, the campaign did not respond.

 

 

Dang!  Sandy and Resty must be running the campaign!

17 posted on 01/14/2012 5:49:41 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Hoodat; Saundra Duffy; restornu
 To me, this is what disturbs me about Mitt Romney the most - his utter lack of sincerity.
 
 
No!!!!!

 

Deconstructing Linus: Portrait of a True Believing Pumpkinist as a Young Man

What does the Great Pumpkin offer Linus? Why does Linus spend every Halloween in the pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear? Is it about the toys?

"Each year on Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere and flies through the air with his pack of toys for all the good little children in the world."

No. This is about sincerity, a subjective standard by any definition.

I wonder if Linus blames himself every year for not picking the most sincere pumpkin patch for his vigil?

I wonder if other Great Pumpkinists castigate Linus by asserting if he were more in tune with the Spirit of the Great Pumpkin, if he were more prayerful, if he read the Holy Writ of the Great Pumpkin with a greater sincerity, that he could indeed rise to the challenge and, via the Spirit, be lead to choose the most sincere pumpkin patch?

I wonder how many years Linus will feel guilty for this failure and blame himself for receiving no answer no matter how sincere he believes himself to be?

I wonder if Linus ever gets frustrated because there is no objective way to measure sincerity? And if he realizes there is no objective standard for such a thing, I wonder if it ever creeps into his mind that his annual mission is nothing more than mindless busywork?

I wonder, does Linus ever has doubts?

For the time being, however, Linus will put aside his doubts and, perhaps as a means of proving his sincerity, begins to proselyte among his friends for converts. Most shrug him off. But Sally, who has a crush on him, believes Linus and agrees to spend Halloween in Linus’ Pumpkin Patch.

Linus then explains that by using positive language and positive thinking, they may be able to attract the Great Pumpkin to their Patch. He also cautions Sally that negative language and negative thinking will cause the Great Pumpkin to pass them by.

There is no room for doubt when one is a Great Pumpkinist. One should never say if the Great Pumpkin comes but always when the Great Pumpkin comes. "One little slip like that, can cause the Great Pumpkin to pass you by!" It’s hard to imagine a benevolent icon such as the Great Pumpkin punishing TBPs (True Believing Pumkinists) for such a minor infraction, but there you have it.


Sally: The Birth of an Ex-Pumpkinist

Because Sally loves her “sweet baboo” Linus, she sets aside her own Halloween plans of trick-or-treating and a Halloween party in order to spend the evening in the Pumpkin Patch. She converts to Great Pumpkinism because she loves Linus. She respects his opinion. And she wants to make him happy and be supportive. And besides, if it’s really true, WOW! Wouldn’t that be fantastic?

But in the end, the only Being that shows up in the Pumpkin Patch is Snoopy. Linus, believing Snoopy to be the Great Pumpkin, swoons into an ecstatic faint, happy in the knowledge that he has finally deciphered the Great Pumpkin’s standard for sincerity. But, alas, it is a misplaced hope, and when Linus regains consciousness, there is not only no Great Pumpkin there to reward him, there is one upset little girl.

"I was robbed! I spent the whole night waiting for the Great Pumpkin when I could have been out for tricks or treats! Halloween is over and I missed it! You blockhead! You kept me up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin and all that came was a beagle!"

"I didn't get a chance to go out for tricks or treats! And it was all your fault! I'll sue! What a fool I was. And I could have had candy apples and gum! And cookies and money and all sorts of things! But no, I had to listen to you! You blockhead. What a fool I was. Trick or treats come only once a year. And I missed it by sitting in a pumpkin patch with a blockhead. You owe me restitution!"

Luckily for Sally, she only missed one Halloween. And though she is demanding restitution, because her participation was voluntary, she will never receive said restitution. She’ll simply have to accept the experience as one of life’s absurdities and move on.

However, one can hope that this experience has made Sally a more skeptical person, so that the next time she is presented with such fantastic claims, she’ll perhaps be inclined to do her research before committing any time, money or emotion.

After all, fantastic claims should be supported by fantastic evidence, right?

The question now becomes, has this experience made Linus a skeptic? After yet again not having his Pumpkin Patch recognized as sincere and after having endangered his friendship with Sally, will he continue to believe?

In spite of a complete and utter lack of evidence pointing to the existence of the Great Pumpkin, and a complete and utter lack of the Great Pumpkin’s Promise ever having been fulfilled, Linus is a True Believing Pumpkinist to the core. To even admit the possibility that he may be wrong would be to negate all those years of hard work and sincere belief. Linus simply cannot turn his back on his belief.

So if Linus doesn't become an ex-Pumpkinist, what is his strategy? Well, he’s going to keep on trying, isn't he?

"What do you mean, 'stupid'? Just wait until next year. I'll find a pumpkin patch, and I'll sit in that pumpkin patch and it'll be a sincere pumpkin patch, and the Great Pumpkin will come! Just you wait and see! I'll sit in that pumpkin patch, and I'll see the Great Pumpkin. Just wait until next year!"





18 posted on 01/14/2012 5:51:58 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Saundra Duffy
This kind of silly statement makes you and FR look bad.

This kind of silly statement makes you and MORMONism look bad.

19 posted on 01/14/2012 5:53:35 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Saundra Duffy
...you and MORMONism look bad.

Oh...

Wait...

Y'all can do that all by yourselves.

20 posted on 01/14/2012 5:54:20 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: mewzilla

However, the 3 Nephites; that invented cue cards, are still living.


21 posted on 01/14/2012 5:55:22 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Hoodat
Get a grip. People use teleprompters for speeches. The issues is Obama can't function without one.
22 posted on 01/14/2012 5:55:31 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Diogenesis
Please favor us with some evidential support to your pious boast for Myth Romney. Anything at all.

Ol' Hit and Run SANDY?

No WAY!

23 posted on 01/14/2012 5:57:16 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Hoodat

PLEASE DONATE


24 posted on 01/14/2012 6:03:16 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: Hoodat

No surprise. Romney’s just Obama’s brother from another mother.


25 posted on 01/14/2012 10:53:50 PM PST by CelesteChristi
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