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Obama’s Teleprompter Higher Approval Rating Then Obama

by | 18th, March 2009

THEY say the best way to reach Barack Obama is via his telepromter., which is enjoying a two point approval raing highter than Obama.

Tim Blair wonders if we’ve heard the one about the President, an Irishman, and a teleprompter?

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given …

Repeat. Recite. And commit to memory. We are all Obamas now:

Cowen was 20 seconds into his second address when it dawned on him that he was giving word for word the speech that Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Yes… We… Hope… Change… Ca… D’oh!

Iowahawk has been watching the  teleprompter for some time.

Joe Biden refuses to look at the teleprompter, relying instead on the voices inside his head and Post It notes left behind by Bush and the LGA:

It may very well be that she’s in a circumstance where she is not able, her customers aren’t able to get to her, there’s no transit capability, the bridge going across the creek to get to her business needs repair …

… may very well be that she’s in a position where she is unable to access the – her energy costs are so high by providing smart meters, by being able to bring down the cost of her workforce.

Mark Steyn muses:

Is the Teleprompter really the brains of the operation? And, if so, why hasn’t it nominated a new Deputy Treasury Secretary?

The PS-6508 POS Touch Screen cash register is being briefed.

MAUREEN DOWD: “Barack Obama even needs a teleprompter to get mad.”

Of course, if Obama really wanted to know how to do it, he might have asked Gordon:

Presidential historian Martha Joynt Kumar tells Politico:

“It’s just something presidents haven’t done…It’s jarring to the eye. In a way, it stands in the middle between the audience and the president because his eye is on the teleprompter.”

Peter Baker:

“While presidents typically have used them for their most important speeches – an inaugural, State of the Union or Oval Office address – Mr Obama uses them for routine announcements and even for the opening statement of his only news conference so far.” Baker even recalls that on one occasion, Obama used a speech to tell the story of a trip he had made to a national park as a child, “‘That was an experience I will never forget,’ he said, reading from the teleprompter.”

Frank James:

It’s all President Obama haters can do to keep from slapping their heads whenever they hear or see references to his being a master of public speaking.

Anyone for tennis:

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