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Romney using teleprompters more as campaign nears its end (President Romney bashing has begun)
Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2012 | Philip Rucker

Posted on 11/04/2012 11:18:40 AM PST by barmag25

DES MOINES — Warming up the crowd at Mitt Romney’s morning rally here Sunday morning, Iowa congressional candidate John Archer strode on stage and took what in Republican circles has become a tried-and-true dig at President Obama.

“Wow,” he said, “I don’t need these teleprompters!”

What Archer may not have realized is that the twin teleprompters erected at both sides of the podium had been set up for his own party’s nominee. Like the president, Romney has been relying more and more on teleprompters in recent days as he swoops in and out of the battleground states delivering a scripted closing argument.

Romney’s heavy use of teleprompters symbolizes the evolution of his stump speech. Throughout this campaign, Romney usually spoke extemporaneously and with only a few written notes. For formal policy addresses, he read his prepared remarks from teleprompters. But for his standard rallies, he stitched together his speeches, seemingly off the cuff, from an assortment of well-practiced and familiar riffs. He regularly took jabs at Obama’s eloquence, often noting to loud applause that sterling rhetoric does not make a sterling record.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney

1 posted on 11/04/2012 11:18:45 AM PST by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Sunday is always a slow news day. Phil was lucky to get this in.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 11:21:17 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: barmag25

The MSM is desperate - they’re reduced to petty attacks on Romney.

Isn’t it supposed to be a close election? Not from the anxiety betrayed by the Washington Compost.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 11:21:42 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: barmag25
Someone go back and find Philip Rucker's piece on Obama's use of teleprompters back in 2009.... Hey wait! There was no Philip Rucker piece on Obama's use of teleprompters back in 2009,2010,2011,... Never mind.
4 posted on 11/04/2012 11:24:34 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

The libs know the Romney landslide is coming.

I love it when they crack up!


5 posted on 11/04/2012 11:26:43 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: barmag25

In four years the MSM never noticed how POTUS is inseparable from TOTUS. Now, Mitt’s not even president yet, and they’re right on top of it! Do they really think the citizenry does not notice their bias?


6 posted on 11/04/2012 11:30:23 AM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: barmag25
Looking at the pictures the teleprompters look like they are way too low for Mitt to read. They probably weren't meant for him.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 11:30:56 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: barmag25

“I know you are, but what am I ?!”


8 posted on 11/04/2012 11:32:40 AM PST by mikrofon (2 More Days! ... 2 More Days!)
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To: barmag25

FU, WaPo. How petty.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 11:34:32 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: barmag25

Wow, first time WaPo has used the word “teleprompter” in the last four years.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 11:34:41 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: barmag25

When Romney starts using them to address a 6th grade class I’ll start to worry.


11 posted on 11/04/2012 11:37:05 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: barmag25

I forget. Did Obama ever use a teleprompter?

/s


12 posted on 11/04/2012 11:37:15 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Any port in a storm . . . .


13 posted on 11/04/2012 11:38:03 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: barmag25

And by the end of January, after Mitt takes office, there will have been many above-the-fold/top-of-the-hour “news” reports of the numerous homeless people, the struggling middle class, and inflation!


14 posted on 11/04/2012 11:39:27 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: barmag25

I think Romney should do a Pete Townsend-style teleprompter smashing at the beginning of his inaugural address...just walk over and smash the things to pieces, then go back and do his speech like nothing happened.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 11:39:43 AM PST by bigbob
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To: duckman
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16 posted on 11/04/2012 11:42:30 AM PST by barmag25
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To: bigbob

I guess the WaPo doesn’t have anything more damaging to hit Romney on.

Interesting, I noticed Friday night at the OH rally that Romney was referring to printed notes on the podium and not using the telepromter. I thought that was notable, since he was basically giving his new closing argument speech. This is the difference between Romney and Obama. You can tell Romney is thoughtful and prepares. Obama just goes out and reads his speeches.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 11:42:59 AM PST by gswilder
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To: barmag25

18 posted on 11/04/2012 11:43:45 AM PST by Bratch
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To: barmag25

That’s the one I had in mind. Thanx for posting.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 11:49:33 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: barmag25

With a Romney win we get back the homeless; aids sufferers triple in number in 2 months; the military suicides that were not in the news between 2009 and 2012 reappear. The gap between rich and poor that widened between 2009 and 2012 comes back. Gas prices that went up under 0bama are suddenly in the news.

What will the headlines be the next day?
Romney sneaks in by a hair.
Angry White males have a temper tantrum.
Romney chosen: women and minorities to suffer most.


20 posted on 11/04/2012 11:51:37 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: I want the USA back

There will stories of people denied health care stories, Woman being raped stories, And homeless people will be all over the news.


21 posted on 11/04/2012 11:57:18 AM PST by barmag25
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To: barmag25


22 posted on 11/04/2012 11:59:13 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: barmag25

Teleprompters? Clearly Romney is unqualified to hold any public office. /s


23 posted on 11/04/2012 11:59:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: barmag25

Well heck, that does it for me. I guess I’ll have to vote for Obama.

Yawn.....


24 posted on 11/04/2012 12:19:31 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: barmag25

Well heck, that does it for me. I guess I’ll have to vote for Obama.

Yawn.....


25 posted on 11/04/2012 12:21:02 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: barmag25

Okay, so WaPo is covering teleprompters. Any news on Benghazi yet, WaPo?


26 posted on 11/04/2012 12:23:03 PM PST by Sirius Lee (A man isn't really a man until he becomes himself.)
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To: barmag25

Look for the homeless story to suddenly come roaring back too. Also look for numerous stories of beleaguered souls standing in the unemployment line. Why isn’t Mitt doing anything, they will demand!


27 posted on 11/04/2012 1:52:57 PM PST by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Obadiah

Cindy Shehan will return, and many reports on polution of oceans, streams and ground water.


28 posted on 11/04/2012 7:08:31 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: barmag25
TOTUS job hunting efforts must be having some success.


29 posted on 11/05/2012 1:03:14 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Welllll, there was that one time as I recall...
...BUT it was a tough audience!! ;)


30 posted on 11/05/2012 1:10:06 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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