Friday, September 19, 2008



Have you noticed that when Barack Hussein Obama speaks extemporaneously his speech is halting and hard to follow, but when he delivers a speech he is eloquent.

The difference: the teleprompter!

Mark Steyn offers a humorus insight into Obama's need for a teleprompter

Prompt Queen

by Mark Steyn

The Corner

The National Review

19 September 2008

They used to joke that Bob Hope was so dependent on his cue cards he'd have the guy standing behind his wife at breakfast so he could read over her shoulder: "Hello. Darling. How. Are. You. This. Morning?" But the audacity of Hope is as nothing to Obama and his prompter:

It appears Barack Obama's teleprompter is hitting the campaign trail.

The Democratic presidential nominee has never tried to hide the fact he delivers speeches off the device, though normally he doesn't use one at standard campaign rallies and town hall events.

But the Illinois senator used a teleprompter at both his Colorado events Monday — making for a particularly peculiar scene in Pueblo, where the prompter was set up in the middle of what is normally a rodeo ring.

Wasn't "Took My Prompter To The Rodeo" an old Bob Wills number?

"Message: I'm on message," as the first President Bush would say.

With a bit of luck, they'll let him have it for the debates ...and the summit with Ahmadinejad.

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