"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
Sorry ... they are actually mocking the far right. In other words ... yea past Presidents used index cards and some used other tech style notes. This is no different ... yet the fact of the matter is say what you will about his politics, but no one with any degree of honesty can claim with a straight face that President Obama isn't one of the most intelligent presidents of the last 5 or so decades.
The president's impromptu speaking style still engages and yes he actually takes responsibility for his own speeches. Agree or disagree with his politics the latest frenzy of far right hacks and bloggers concerned about the technology of reference notes is funny at best.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/politics/ar...#ixzz1EYqNEP9dObama takes an unusually hands-on approach to his speech writing, more so than most politicians. His best writing time comes late at night when he's all alone, scribbling on yellow legal pads. He then logs these thoughts into his laptop, editing as he goes along. This is how he wrote both of his two best selling books—Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope—staying up after Michelle and his two young daughters had long gone to bed, reveling in the late night quiet. For this speech Obama removed himself from the distractions at home and spent many nights in a room in the Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago. These late-night sessions produced long, meandering texts that were then circulated to a close group of advisers, including Axelrod and Obama's speechwriter Jon Favreau—a 27-year-old wunderkind wordsmith. "When you're working with Senator Obama the main player on a speech is Senator Obama," Axelrod said. "He is the best speechwriter in the group and he knows what he wants to say and he generally says it better than anybody else would."
Last edited by Turin; 02-20-11 at 10:36 PM.
Worth a chuckle or two, certainly.
I still prefer the "where wings take dream" speech when it comes to speech humor, although his teleprompter is tied for second with Palin's hand-notes of "Lift American Spirits."
The Onion did a pretty clever piece on the teleprompter as well.
Last edited by TheBook; 02-21-11 at 01:24 AM.
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