3.29.2009

The Teleprompter President

"We cannot ignore this any longer. If, God forbid, Barack Obama someday has to stand on a pile of rubble and inspire the country, there isn't going to be a teleprompter waiting for him."
Oh, Barb (inMD)!

It can't be denied anymore. Barack Obama is the "teleprompter President." While we on the left have marveled at Obama's oratorical skills since he burst on the scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention, those on the right have long derided him, saying that without the teleprompter, he's an empty suit.

And while it's a criticism that may have begun from the far right, now even the traditional media has realized that there's a story here.

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As painful as it may be to admit, it can't be denied that having a president who relies so heavily on an electronic crutch is an issue.

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We cannot ignore this any longer. If, God forbid, Barack Obama someday has to stand on a pile of rubble and inspire the country, there isn't going to be a teleprompter waiting for him.

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