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    Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech




    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had just started a spirited defense of his economic stimulus plan on Monday when one of his teleprompter screens came loose, crashed to the floor and shattered into pieces.

    The gadget's fall surprised Obama, who uses a teleprompter during most speeches and even brief remarks. The glass plate displaying his speech hit the floor in the auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a massive building within the White House compound.

    "Oh, goodness," Obama said. "Sorry about that, guys."

    The audience -- administration officials, mayors and urban policy experts -- laughed as Obama went back to his text. To finish his 11-minute remarks calling for a new policy toward the nation's cities and metropolitan areas, he used notes and the remaining teleprompter screen.
    Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech - Political News - FOXNews.com

    OMG!

    For a bit the Republic stood still and not a peep was heard......but TOTUS is ok!



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    Remember how I was hoping to take the next couple of days off? Well, that hasn't worked out so well.

    My White House designated operator, Felix, clearly has to go. Today, Big Guy and I were scrolling and speaking to an interest group that supported us, and during the middle of the speech, one of my screens collapsed. Turns out Felix didn't tighten one of my screen's bracket rods, and one of my screens collapsed. It was kind of embarrassing, and the accident looked alot worse than the may have seemed on video.
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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    ABC News' Sunlen Miller and Jake Tapper report: If a teleprompter falls in the White House, does it make a sound?

    Yes, especially when itís the Presidentís teleprompter Ė or TOTUS as it is often referred to.
    If a Teleprompter Falls in the White House Does It Make a Sound? - Political Punch

    "Oh, goodness!" Obama exclaimed. "Sorry about that, guys." The heartless audience of mayors, urban policy wonks and administration crowd-packers laughed out loud at the sudden death.

    As if it was a mere machine, the 47-year-old president displayed no sign of concern or compassion whatsoever for his departed friend. He simply continued his speech with the surviving Teleprompter on the other side.
    Barack Obama's Teleprompter dies; trusted speech aid was barely 2 | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times






    President Barack Obama looks towards the missing TelePrompTer after the glass fell and broke while he was speaking at the at the Urban and Metropolitan Policy Roundtable at the Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building in Washington Monday, July 13, 2009.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    Obama regularly speaks at length and without notes or prompter at Town Hall meetings. Bush could never do that. Find a new strawman, this one is worn out.

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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Obama regularly speaks at length and without notes or prompter at Town Hall meetings. Bush could never do that. Find a new strawman, this one is worn out.
    Really. This "story" would onlly be newsworthy if Obama stammered and stuttered all over the place after the teleprompter broke. Apparently he didn't.

    This shows how desperate Obama haters are to jump on any excuse - no matter how bogus - to bash him.

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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    Really. This "story" would onlly be newsworthy if Obama stammered and stuttered all over the place after the teleprompter broke. Apparently he didn't.

    This shows how desperate Obama haters are to jump on any excuse - no matter how bogus - to bash him.
    Only because he had a backup teleprompter. Did you notice how he only looked at one side of the audience after this one broke?

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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Only because he had a backup teleprompter. Did you notice how he only looked at one side of the audience after this one broke?
    If you have a point, it's not clear. Obama critics are rapidly destroying what's left of their credibility, because nitpicking like this makes it look like they'll come up with any bogus excuse to bash him. Why not stick just with bashing him only when he does something stupid?

    Good grief, when I give a presentation, I at least work from notes, a cheat sheet, if you will.

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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    If you have a point, it's not clear. Obama critics are rapidly destroying what's left of their credibility, because nitpicking like this makes it look like they'll come up with any bogus excuse to bash him. Why not stick just with bashing him only when he does something stupid?

    Good grief, when I give a presentation, I at least work from notes, a cheat sheet, if you will.
    His campaign speeches, which was drafted purely from memory, is enough to confirm to me:

    A) This strawman is obselete
    B) He really doesnt need a teleprompter.
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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    And people say there's no God. . .
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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    Here's the video, looks like he kept his cool as usual

    YouTube - Obama's Teleprompter "Falls Apart" During His Speech

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    Re: Oops: Obama's Teleprompter Breaks Mid-Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Here's the video, looks like he kept his cool as usual

    YouTube - Obama's Teleprompter "Falls Apart" During His Speech
    Yes this was a critical moment in his presidency, and he remained calm.

    Why is this even breaking news?
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