Friday, March 6

Precaution, Style or Mental Crutch?

President Barack Obama doesn’t go anywhere without his TelePrompter. The textbook-sized panes of glass holding the president’s prepared remarks follow him wherever he speaks.

Resting on top of a tall, narrow pole, they flank his podium during speeches in the White House’s stately parlors. They stood next to him on the floor of a manufacturing plant in Indiana as he pitched his economic stimulus plan. They traveled to the Department of Transportation this week and were in the Capitol Rotunda last month when he paid tribute to Abraham Lincoln in six-minute prepared remarks.

Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual — not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.

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Anonymous said...

This man is considered to be a "great communicator" but in reality is a great reader, good at giving speeches, but a bumbling, blabberer when on his own.
Our "entertain me" society has put us in a predicament from which we may not be able to recover.


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