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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    The real question is, who writes the majority of his speeches? If I'm not mistaken, I believe Reagan did write a very significant portion, if not the majority, of his own speeches. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    Didn't Peggy Noonan write most of his speeches?


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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Didn't Peggy Noonan write most of his speeches?
    Yes. Every president gives the ideas they want to get across but their writers make it sound good.
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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    You are wrong. Reagan only wrote a few of his speeches.
    I can't find much data to prove either way. All I found was that Nixon wrote 19 out of 20 that were his own personal speeches (discounting oval office, joint-session of congress, and S.O.U. speeches). JFK also wrote many of his own speeches.

    I don't doubt Clinton wrote many of his own speeches, but he still had a speechwriter. Reagan and Clinton seemed to have a primary, singular speechwriter that did most of the work. Most of the others had multiple speechwriters. George W. Bush had the most (something like 5 or 6).

    I'm very sure that Reagan wrote many of his own speeches. How much? I have no idea. And I'm having trouble locating reliable information.

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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    I can't find much data to prove either way. All I found was that Nixon wrote 19 out of 20 that were his own personal speeches (discounting oval office, joint-session of congress, and S.O.U. speeches). JFK also wrote many of his own speeches.

    I don't doubt Clinton wrote many of his own speeches, but he still had a speechwriter. Reagan and Clinton seemed to have a primary, singular speechwriter that did most of the work. Most of the others had multiple speechwriters. George W. Bush had the most (something like 5 or 6).

    I'm very sure that Reagan wrote many of his own speeches. How much? I have no idea. And I'm having trouble locating reliable information.
    Reagan didn't write his most famous speech.
    "Tear Down this Wall" (Speech Writer Peter Robinson Remembers Reagan's Historic Address)
    He didn't write most of his speeches. He had a large staff of speechwriters working for him.
    Last edited by USA_1; 02-11-11 at 08:13 PM.
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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    Reagan didn't write his most famous speech.
    "Tear Down this Wall" (Speech Writer Peter Robinson Remembers Reagan's Historic Address)
    He didn't write most of his speeches. He had a large staff of speechwriters working for him.
    I don't think that really proves anything. I'm not asserting that Reagan wrote speeches without editorial advice. I'm saying that I'm sure he wrote the majority of the content of many of his speeches. Perhaps not the majority but a significant amount. I just can't find any hard data that proves either way.

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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    I don't think that really proves anything. I'm not asserting that Reagan wrote speeches without editorial advice. I'm saying that I'm sure he wrote the majority of the content of many of his speeches. Perhaps not the majority but a significant amount. I just can't find any hard data that proves either way.
    Reagan was no different than any other president. They all used speechwriters, except maybe Lincoln.
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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    The real question is, who writes the majority of his speeches? If I'm not mistaken, I believe Reagan did write a very significant portion, if not the majority, of his own speeches. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    Perhaps. I can't say I know. But, all of them used speech writers to some degree. But, what exact claim are you making (he reads someone's else's ideas, handled so to speak) and do you have any evidence to support that claim?

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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Perhaps. I can't say I know. But, all of them used speech writers to some degree. But, what exact claim are you making (he reads someone's else's ideas, handled so to speak) and do you have any evidence to support that claim?
    Since Ike,they have all used teleprompters, too.
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    everyone is missing the pure humor in this. Interviewing a teleprompter? Come on... that's funny!

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    Re: MSNBC mocks Obama and his ever present teleprompter

    WHAT? the obama worhsippers made fun of the messiah? hell froze over, right?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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