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    8 20.51%
  • Excessive

    5 12.82%
  • A little excessive

    2 5.13%
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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    I voted "Other" as "Who Gives A ****" isn't on the list.
    Hey we voted for the same thing.
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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's what I don't like too. When someone speaks with verve, passion, and knowledge about their subjects, they use "umm" a lot less. When you hesitate and put in a bunch of "umm" and "like" in your speech, you look more like a trained chimp giving someone else's speech.

    Wouldn't it be nice if presidents actually said what presidents wanted to say? Fire the speech writers, I say.
    Yeah I agree. I can be passionate and convincing when I have a ready made opinion on something due to me thinking about it a lot. However, in a dynamic situation when people are asking me questions, it is not so easy.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    He overuses them IMO. But he needs them to convey his words and speech. What's interesting is that for as many motivating speeches he's given, he doesn't communicate to the general public well. Case in point - over a years worth of talking about Healthcare and he's still not able to sell it.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman
    Yeah I agree. I can be passionate and convincing when I have a ready made opinion on something due to me thinking about it a lot. However, in a dynamic situation when people are asking me questions, it is not so easy.
    That's precisely the method we should employ for our presidents. If you were to even say the phrase "town hall meeting" around 90% of elected Democrats in this country, they'd run screaming with odorous brown stains in the seats of their slacks. About 75% of Republicans too.

    Educated people have to openly and frequently defend their positions, including orally. Hell, if you want a PhD you have to essentially survive a verbal firing squad of people who could crush your balls in one fell swoop. Do politicians deserve less?

    Besides, it'd allow politicians to receive fair constructive criticisms. If you know it, answer questions about it so we know you know it.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    I picked "acceptable", mostly because I don't care.

    I'd probably prefer it if he carved his speeches on the back of a moose using an interstellar toothbrush, but that could get nasty.
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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I picked "acceptable", mostly because I don't care.

    I'd probably prefer it if he carved his speeches on the back of a moose using an interstellar toothbrush, but that could get nasty.
    Just think of the flying dander alone ... I mean, the nasal implications would be disastrous.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's precisely the method we should employ for our presidents. If you were to even say the phrase "town hall meeting" around 90% of elected Democrats in this country, they'd run screaming with odorous brown stains in the seats of their slacks. About 75% of Republicans too.

    Educated people have to openly and frequently defend their positions, including orally. Hell, if you want a PhD you have to essentially survive a verbal firing squad of people who could crush your balls in one fell swoop. Do politicians deserve less?

    Besides, it'd allow politicians to receive fair constructive criticisms. If you know it, answer questions about it so we know you know it.
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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Ha! I love it.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Wait. You're saying that Obama spends too much time memorizing speeches and at the same time complaining that he uses teleprompters too much?

    What do you think teleprompters are for? They're there so the speaker doesn't HAVE to memorize the speech.

    No, he would be spending too much time memorizing his speeches if he constantly spoke them from memory. When I said "our president" I was referring to any president in general, not just Obama.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    If Obama were just a state senator or congressman, I'd say yea maybe a little excessive... But he is the president. Being president, one small mistake in your wording of something could blow up big with the media. Most modern presidents we've had used teleprompters and the next president will use them too.
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