Breaking: Obama Actually Gives Speech Without Teleprompter

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 at 6:43 am

Good grief, I thougth that dopey Politico story about Obama liking cookies was insipid enough.  This may be even more slobbering.

President Obama is weaning himself off his teleprompter.

At recent campaign events in Pennsylvania, Virginia and again Monday in Ohio, Obama spoke to crowds in high school gymnasiums and at crowded outdoor events without his teleprompter, instead using written notes.

The difference is dramatic. Instead of turning in his characteristic manner from right to left and back again, reading from the two sloping, clear-plastic planes of his teleprompter, Obama has glanced down at pages in a binder on his podium.

Wow, what a dramatic difference! His head no longer appears as if it’s on a swivel and he appears as if he’s a normal human being. He can relate to us!

Well, now that he no longer has to pretend he’s anything other than a hard-left demagogue, there’s clearly no need for TOTUS. He’s now free to speak his true feelings.

Team Obama thinks the switch, or partial switch — the president is not giving up the teleprompter entirely — will help him better connect with voters.

So now expect a round of “Hey, Romney’s using a teleprompter” stories ridiculing him while cooing over Obama “growing” while in office.

Critics have mocked Obama’s routine use of the teleprompter, including in speeches to schoolchildren. And the new use of written notes appears intended to trade away the smooth, distant demeanor of teleprompter rhetoric for a little more immediacy and vigor. A senior administration official acknowledged the shift in the president’s style, saying Obama is speaking “more extemporaneously.”

Yes, this is an actual news story. Remarkably it goes on for 22 more paragraphs. Unreal.

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9 Responses to “Breaking: Obama Actually Gives Speech Without Teleprompter”

  1. myiq2xu on 17/17/12 at 8:25 am

    Apparently he began training for this almost three years ago when he stopped using a teleprompter during meals with Sasha and Malia.

  2. Blue Hen on 17/17/12 at 9:05 am

    Politico: Doing the stories that real media outlets won’t do! So if this genius leanrs how to wipe his ass, we’ll be treated to an……”in-depth” expose’?

  3. TOTUS on 17/17/12 at 10:08 am

    You guys just don’t know what it’s like to be jilted like this. We had such a good thing going. He’d never, ever go anywhere without me.

    I’m so lonely now…

  4. ertdfg on 17/17/12 at 11:35 am

    How many times did he say “um” and “uh”?

    Seriously, I’ve seen him off teleprompter before; he stutters and stumbles like a nervous high school kid giving a speech without his binky (I mean teleprompter, not sure how that happened).

  5. Blue Hen on 17/17/12 at 12:29 pm

    My favorite will remanin his introducing himself as the Prime Minister of Ireland. Either he read the worn line or it was tagged wrong. Either way, comedy gold.

  6. cool arrow on 17/17/12 at 1:26 pm

    And yet his drooling braindead acolytes continue to believe that he’s just scary smart.

    I suppose he is, compared to them, but still.

  7. Max Entropy on 17/17/12 at 3:23 pm

    He was off the ‘prompt last Friday when he accidently said what he feels “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. ”

    He should bring back the teleprompters before he accidently reveals his soul again.