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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    No, he would be spending too much time memorizing his speeches if he constantly spoke them from memory.
    Which is why he doesn't. What's your complaint, exactly?

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    I'm pretty sure lots of politicians currently invoke on a regular basis the use of teleprompters.
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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    What do you think of Obama's use of teleprompters?

    I'd say a little excessive. To be honest, I would prefer our president spent more time running the country rather than spending time memorizing long speeches. If you are president and you memorize every speech you make, you are wasting important time.

    At the same time, I sometimes can't take him seriously because I know he's just reading it.

    It also drives me crazy seeing him look left, then right... left then right... every few seconds when giving his speeches. I can imagine it could be pretty annoying seeing him make the speech in person when all he's doing is looking at the teleprompters.
    I don't give a crap if he uses them, although I'd like to see more people speak from their mind and write their own speeches without help.

    That shows me they review the information themselves.
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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.

    I totally agree that teleprompters are appropriate for speeches. Where it gets a little excessive is when you have massive screens and teleprompters set up during press conferences. Hell...can he LOOK any more like a puppet being fed lines? Then again...we...ummmm...we have...ummmm...seen his...ummm...responses...ummm..to...uhhhh...questi ons that require...ummm...independent...errr...well...thoug ht...that...ummm...

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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.
    Seems an adequate description of Obama.

    Albeit a tad discourteous to a chimpanzee.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    What do you think of Obama's use of teleprompters?

    I'd say a little excessive. To be honest, I would prefer our president spent more time running the country rather than spending time memorizing long speeches. If you are president and you memorize every speech you make, you are wasting important time.

    At the same time, I sometimes can't take him seriously because I know he's just reading it.

    It also drives me crazy seeing him look left, then right... left then right... every few seconds when giving his speeches. I can imagine it could be pretty annoying seeing him make the speech in person when all he's doing is looking at the teleprompters.
    huh?
    i dont get this
    you dont want him to spend time memorizing speeches but yet think his use of teleprompters is excessive?Well which is it. This is a total contradiction you must of meant to type it a different way?

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Not a big deal, except the msm rave about his speaking ability. Without teleprompters he can't complete a sentence without mmm's and uh's. So stay with the teleprompters obama. You drive me nuts when you try to speak without them

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Which is why he doesn't. What's your complaint, exactly?
    I know he doesn't. Read below.

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    huh?
    i dont get this
    you dont want him to spend time memorizing speeches but yet think his use of teleprompters is excessive?Well which is it. This is a total contradiction you must of meant to type it a different way?
    That's why I said "a little excessive". It would be nice to see some speeches where he speaks looking at the audience. I mean I haven't been to one of his town hall meetings before, so I guess I couldn't say for sure if he's actually looking at the people. Like I said, it gets a little annoying watching him talk on TV when he just keeps looking left and right every few seconds (I'm assuming at the teleprompters). But I still think using teleprompters in most speeches is alright.


    I think some conservative's criticism of his teleprompter usage is ridiculous. Like many people here have said, I think it's a non-issue... but I was just curious how other people felt.
    Last edited by Jucon; 05-25-10 at 03:40 AM.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Thing is, I tend to umm a lot to when I am trying to recall information too. A lot of people do.
    And that's annoying too. I have a friend who says "umm" almost every other word. It's distracting to me.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    I'm with the "I Dont Give A ****" crowd.

    I could care less if he wore glasses that had his speeches scroll infront of his eyes. I just dont care.

    Frankly, I prefer whatever Obama does to speak the way he does to Bush's abject butchery of the English language. Dear gods that was almost painful to listen to at times
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