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  • Teleprompting Obama

    08/20/2008 10:11:23 PM PDT · by flyfree · 53 replies · 160+ views
    According to several Democrat political consultants presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama spent part of his Hawaiian vacation working on weaning himself from a heavy dependence on teleprompters. Even in what are staged as "town hall" events for Obama, remarks are scripted or formatted into bullet points that scroll on teleprompter screens. Obama has had several embarrassing events where the teleprompter either malfunctioned or the screens were not fully visible. "He just locks down and can't get the words out," says one political consultant. "For such a fine speaker, it's really quite remarkable that he's had issues." Obama's troubles with...
  • Howie Carr live thread 6/4/07

    06/04/2007 10:08:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies · 721+ views
    HowieCarr.com ^ | 6/4/07 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr live ping. Column to follow.
  • Reports: McNabb Sick During Crucial Part Of Super Bowl

    02/08/2005 11:49:37 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 483 replies · 8,757+ views
    AP ^ | February 8, 2005
    PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was so ill in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl that a teammate had to call a play in the huddle, center Hank Fraley said. "He fought to the end," Fraley told Comcast SportsNet on Monday. "He gave it his all. He was almost puking in the huddle. One play had to be called by (wideout) Freddie Mitchell because Donovan was mumbling because he was almost puking." Offensive lineman Jon Runyan also echoed Fraley's comments in the same interview aired on two local radio stations on Tuesday after the Comcast report. McNabb...
  • Indiana Candidate's Stage Fright Ends Debate

    10/22/2004 6:20:37 PM PDT · by Samwise · 51 replies · 1,264+ views
    theindychannel ^ | 10/22/04
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A northeastern Indiana congressional candidate said she abruptly ended a debate because she got stage fright. Democrat Maria Parra walked off a television stage Thursday, ending what would have been her only debate with incumbent Republican Mark Souder in the 3rd District congressional race. "I'm not used to being in front of the camera. ... I couldn't get my words out. I was just overwhelmed," she said after the aborted debate, which was being filmed at WPTA and would have been aired this weekend. The matchup has not been rescheduled and is not likely to be,...
  • (Dem) Candidate Walks Out Of Debate Because Of Stage Fright (Indiana 3rd District)

    10/22/2004 8:10:49 AM PDT · by agenda_express · 52 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 10/22/2004 | IndyChannel
    Candidate's Stage Fright Ends Debate Parra: 'I Just Can't Do This' October 22, 2004 FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A northeastern Indiana congressional candidate said she abruptly ended a debate because she got stage fright. Democrat Maria Parra walked off a television stage Thursday, ending what would have been her only debate with incumbent Republican Mark Souder in the 3rd District congressional race. "I'm not used to being in front of the camera. ... I couldn't get my words out. I was just overwhelmed," she said after the aborted debate, which was being filmed at WPTA and would have been aired...
  • Better Playing Through Chemistry (meds for stage fright)

    10/18/2004 5:02:31 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 15 replies · 817+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/17/2004 | BLAIR TINDALL
    RUTH ANN McCLAIN, a flutist from Memphis, used to suffer from debilitating onstage jitters. "My hands were so cold and wet, I thought I'd drop my flute," Ms. McClain said recently, remembering a performance at the National Flute Convention in the late 1980's. Her heart thumped loudly in her chest, she added; her mind would not focus, and her head felt as if it were on fire. She tried to hide her nervousness, but her quivering lips kept her from performing with sensitivity and nuance. However much she tried to relax before a concert, the nerves always stayed with her....