Obama's Teleprompter Blog

Replete with Twitter and Facebook companions, as well as 1163 followers, I present to you a new blog authored by Barack Obama's Teleprompter.

Personally, I am outraged that the new president uses a teleprompter.. why can't he be more like the former president and just wing it? The late night comedians would like it so much more :)


  1. Where do you find this stuff? :-) I hate the teleprompter. I hate that the O administration controls so much and doesn't answer questions much. This scares me.
    Bush messed up talking freely a lot, but he laughed at himself. I liked that.

  2. Obama i a mess off the teleprompter. It is about image and legacy. He deosn't want audio and video clips of all his flubs. control control control.

  3. "... uh-h-h"

    The most used word when there isn't a teleprompter around. It is generally fitted between two cleverly constructed evasive thoughts. A Great Communicator he's not.

  4. Thought this from Michael Gerson was worth repeating:

    "With a teleprompter, Obama can be ambitiously eloquent; without it, he tends to be soberly professorial."

    "But it is a mistake to argue that the uncrafted is somehow more authentic. Those writers and commentators who prefer the unscripted, who use "rhetoric" as an epithet, who see the teleprompter as a linguistic push-up bra, do not understand the nature of presidential leadership or the importance of writing to the process of thought.

    Governing is a craft, not merely a talent. It involves the careful sorting of ideas and priorities. And the discipline of writing -- expressing ideas clearly and putting them in proper order -- is essential to governing. For this reason, the greatest leaders have taken great pains with rhetoric. Lincoln continually edited and revised his speeches. Churchill practiced to the point of memorization. Such leaders would not have been improved by being "unplugged." When it comes to rhetoric, winging it is often shoddy and self-indulgent -- practiced by politicians who hear Mozart in their own voices while others perceive random cymbals and kazoos. Leaders who prefer to speak from the top of their heads are not more authentic, they are often more shallow -- not more "real," but more undisciplined."


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