Democrats are good at projection, so of course they’d say that about Ronald Reagan. But not even he used a teleprompter all the time, making gaffes that made it crystal clear that he wasn’t the writer for that box.
Just the teleprompter would have made a very good plot device for a novel written a few decades ago, or for The Twilight Zone.
On that point, it's amusing Obama is so disengaged that he delegates speech-writing to the point that he doesn't even read them beforehand. It boggles the mind as to how much more of his agenda he could achieve with more of a work ethic. Reagan was a workaholic who always worked on his speeches along with speechwriters. Overall, I'm glad that Obama is so lazy when he's not working on winning elections. Think of the damage he could do if he actually worked at passing bills. However, he's probably a more engaged father than Reagan was. Our consolation prize is that he's nowhere near as effective as he could be at passing his extremely damaging agenda if he merely applied himself.