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Politico: OBAMA DOESN'T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT HIS TELEPROMPTER

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.
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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.

After the teleprompter malfunctioned a few times last summer and Ob
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Added: Mar-5-2009 
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  • Not so good at speeches then, more of an actor who needs his lines...

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  • Those arent teleprompters. They're mirrors.

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  • Its all canned and it will all come apart at the worst moment. Obama is a joke.

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  • hehe, not surprised since he failed without them during the campaign...

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  • He's only repeating what his handlers wish him to say.

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  • One Big Assed Mistake America is just a boble head that moves his lips. One on one without coaching he doesn't even know what to say.

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  • he sux off the teleprompter

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  • none of this bothered the GOP before they lost the election. they loved bush.

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  • It is true that he uses teleprompters more than any other president but if one relies on teleprompters or note cards what difference does it make? He is said to write most of his material. Whatever works

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  • I guess I'm a little confused.. Is this the first time a president has used a prompter?

    Is this thread a joke? Seriously guys.... Is this really important???? Is the subject of Obama using a prompter more important to you than our economy? Is this more important than the fact that we are about to lose our National Sovereignity?

    This is so typical. People are just totally clueless about the real issues we are facing.

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  • "The problem is, he never looks at you. He's looking left, right, left, right %u2014 not at the camera. It's almost like he's not making eye contact with the American people."

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    Speech Class 101: Look from the left side of the audience, to the center, and to the right to make sure every person sees you are addressing 'them'.

    Anyone take that class before who remembers what I'm saying? or no?

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    • anyone with education beyond the 9th grade isn't someone you can have a beer with remember, so speech class wouldn't be on the mind.

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    • that's true, good point

      "A recent Zogby/Williams Identity Poll reflected that. It found that 57% of undecided voters would rather have a beer with Bush than Kerry. (In Bush's case, it would be a nonalcoholic beer.)

      While both were raised with silver spoons in their mouths and both went to Yale, Bush comes off as less pretentious and more down to earth. Kerry sounds like he is lecturing people rather than holding a conversation with them.

      "Snob" is a word often used by people wh More..

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  • secondly, Bush was one of the worst speakers we've ever had for a President

    bar none. you have nothing to complain about and you're grasping for straws again, right-wing partisans

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    • yeah, I have to say Bush should have practiced with a teleprompter, it might have helped some, LOL.

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    • You say that as if you've witnessed every US president in office. But you have not, which discredits your argument.

      In the end, to me it matters more what a man does, where he stands, than how he looks. Bush wasn't perfect, far from it, but at least he stood by his commitments.

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    • - I've heard just about every president speak since the 1920s onward

      - Bush stood by his lies and then tried rationalizing them away at the end of his presidency. F that war criminal

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    • of course he did....... he never spoke without a teleprompter, he just couldn't read very well under pressure.....one of the only presidents ive ever seen give a speech without notes or a teleprompter was Clinton.

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    • Bush stood by his decision. He promised the Iraqis he would not cut and run in effort to earn their broken trust from Desert Storm.

      You're unwilling to accept that, because you're just a political biased opportunist that finds one thing wrong with a man, and beats him on the head for the rest of his life.

      You were unhappy with Bush, and still unhappy with Obama. Don't feed my the bullshit that it was Bush's fault. It's your fault that you're unhappy and LiveLeak gives you a portal to ve More..

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  • And yes, bush should have used them more often, maybe then he wouldn't have said "Is our children learning?" when talking about education.

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  • Bush used a teleprompter during his post 9-11 blabber...even standing at ground zero.You may want to drop this subject before it bites you in the ass.

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  • Busn couldn't order breakfast without an auto-cue.

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    • Who is Busn?

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    • It's funny to think you might actually be showing your intellectual prowess in this comment.

      I wonder what your mother or father did to you to instill such a complex that you actually think your pathetic, tiny and irrelevant life beyond the 130 people you know personally in this world is actually on par with that of just 1 of 44 men to hold the position of POTUS.

      Difference between you and me is im under no illusions of my value and range in this world, you obviously are with comments like th More..

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    • Game. Set. Match.

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