Saturday, March 7, 2009

Obama's TelePrompter Crutch

During a discussion I was having this past week about the stock market, the person with whom I was conversing mentioned that economics and banking were not President Obama's forte.


Then I asked him a trick question. "What is Obama's forte?"

Naturally, he was dumbfounded.

Obama's forte, as a matter of fact, is speaking to large audiences with words written by a skilled speechwriter. Most people paying attention have long known that Obama isn't at his best when he's off-script. That's why I thought this article was so interesting. And not the least bit surprising.

I especially got a kick out of what deputy press secretary Bill Burton said: "...the American people are a lot more concerned about the plans relayed than the method of delivery."

Yeah, right.

1 comment:

  1. I'm often lambasted for being a Reagan fan, "he's an actor!" The funny thing is, it's not a stretch to say Reagan was a great president; what we've elected most recently is *just* an actor - and one who can't seem to even memorize his lines.


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