Skip to comments.Obama Switches Off TelePrompTer (Gutsy Call!)
Posted on 07/17/2012 8:49:21 AM PDT by kristinn
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.
Team Obama thinks the switch, or partial switch the president is not giving up the teleprompter entirely will help him better connect with voters.
Critics have mocked Obamas 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 presidents style, saying Obama is speaking more extemporaneously.
But the senior official said the lack of teleprompters has less to do with image and more to do with upping the tempo at campaign events, while creating more unscripted moments.
Not using a teleprompter lets Obama be more spontaneous on the stump. Since making the shift, the president at times has ad-libbed remarks while playing off his supporters reactions, something that had been difficult with a teleprompter.
Its become a crutch, Tobe Berkovitz, a professor of communications at Boston University who specializes in political communications, said in describing Obamas use of the teleprompter.
It seemed as though he couldnt go anywhere without them, and it made him seem unconfident and robotic in dealing with real people out there, Berkovitz said.
Until recently, Obama was rarely seen without the two transparent panels at his side...
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His hand written notes are all written by paralegals.
America’s Greatest Orator
steps up the tempo
what a joke
If that’s the case we can expect a continued inability to keep his real thoughts on America and its people to himself.
Love it because now we get words of 'wisdom' like this: "If youve got a business. you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Wonder how long it took him to get off the weed and coke?
The new “style” makes Obama look exactly like a high school freshman stumbling through speech 1 class. And the extra anger it lets him generate is frightening voters by the millions while writing Romney’s September commercials for him. As has been noted elsewhere, Obama managed to control his anti-American rage in 2008, barely, through the public’s utter unfamiliarity with him and his talent for reading from a script. Now, as he falls from grace, the mask is off. A win-win for us.
I think that would be 'paramedics' ..... the 'paralegals' are all busy helping the people in the audience who have fainted. /s
Much to the consternation of his handlers, no doubt.
What's he going to do when he hears the next "YOU LIE"!, without a script?
High school gymnasiums! Yeah, that’s where all the true Americans are. Easily persuaded mind control!
He had an ear piece in his head.
3 1/2 years of crutch....a lifetime of “assistance”.....financed through as much college as his mind would tolerate....and given the presidency because of political correctness....and now he’s ON HIS OWN?...
ON HIS OWN..is what brought us the now infamous line.”you didn’t make it on your own” if your successful in business.
HE knows the country is waiting for his all too familiar “ah’s”..”errr’s”...”I wanna’s”....”it’s not about meeeee’s”
and the anticipated “I AM’S”...I Don’t’s”....”I will’s”...I I I I I I I I’S
Well that explains the recent increase in stuttering, malformed sentences, ums, ahs and so on.
A more accurate description.
Now his vaunted reading ability is just a joke. He always looks to me like he is watching a tennis match when he reads off his teleprompters.
Ezra Levant was discussing this last night on The Source (on Sun T.V., or as Canadian liberals call it, Fox News North).
Obamagaffes are noticed... :)
I used to tabulate his number of head flips per minute.
I pretty much concluded that more flips = more stressed.
Anything over 17 was mucho nervous.
“Creating more unscripted moments”.
Of course, when the media ignores his gaffes and bloopers, it’s much easier to do this. Still, I think he will be back on the Tele within 10 days - YouTube will be FULL of ‘extemporaneous remarks’.
Was the "you didn't build your business" thing from a teleprompter or extemporaneous? Inquiring minds...
We’ll know when he does?
I’ve noticed lately that he’s sounding more like Hugo Chavaz.
I'm still thinking about his "If youve got a business you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen."
Nothing inspires me quite like a president who says that during election season.
“It seemed as though he couldnt go anywhere without them, and it made him seem unconfident and robotic in dealing with real people out there, Berkovitz said.”
Ya think? Obama hasn’t had an original thought since he popped out of ole Stanley.
‘Resist we much!’
Why am I picturing the commercial where the mop stalks the woman who has switched to a different brand, only in this case it’s a teleprompter peering after Barrack?
Come back! Why won’t you love me, Obama?
The man can’t think on his feet. You see it all the time.
Washington never did that in 1792. Lincoln never did that in 1864. FDR never did that in 1936. Truman never did that in 1948.
If only JFK's ghostwriter were still around to add another chapter to the book Profiles in Courage.
He either has some new technology that allows him to be coached OR he doesn’t give a damn anymore. My guess is the latter. His asinine remarks about business owners is the evidence.
Recently didn’t he switch the teleprompter off while speaking to a group of “soccer moms” and said “You didn’ have that baby ~ somebody else did”.
I'd go protest his liberal @$$, but have to work this afternoon. Believe it or not, moveon.org is protesting his visit here today. I guess he is not liberal enough for them.
Love it because now we get words of ‘wisdom’ like this: “If youve got a business. you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
You left out the ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah......
We’ve made a note to stay at home in Lakeway today. There’s no way I’d want to be in that traffic, and I don’t won’t to see his face, period.
The B.O. “Uh” count with David Letterman
I had a feeling he was starting to go off prompter more lately, given his increasingly ridiculous statements (”you got a business? you didn’t make that, someone else did!...etc.).
I guess they perfected the implant
He’s doing this with incredibly small, and naive audiences that are not allowed to be heckling him. BFD. Takes no guts. Won’t help him either.
“I’m Barack Obama...Go F Yourself, America”
I wouldn’t walk across the street to see him.......
Let's use a student body of 1,000. At a 15:1 student:teacher ratio that boils down to 16 to 20 teachers. Add in a 100% non-teaching staff overhead that's 30 to 40 confirmed voters.
Since most schools are a closed shop that means 30 to 40 Obama voters.
Add to it the LMSM staff and support teams you are looking at 1,000 glassy eyed students and around 80 actual Obama supporters.
But don't those students make great background?
See your personal email.
Yes since they have no other choice but to attend. Or get marked Absent! I think I would pull my child out so they wouldn’t have to be present during the one’s speech!