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Thread: Obama's use of Teleprompters

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Right wing bs hype... aka who gives a **** crowd. Reagan used teleprompter's all the time, as did Bush Sr. I guess the right are too use to having their leaders read off their hands or just butcher a speech because of lack of preparation..
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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    It's smart. Hate the system that makes it so.

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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.
    I imagine the one difference is that leading up to the campaign and through it Obama was painted as this generational speaker the likes of which we'd not seen since the days of King and JFK.

    When thinking of those two you don't think of a lot of "umms". Its not that "umm's" aren't common or that a lot of people don't do it...its that they are and they do, and he was made out to be several steps above the common person when it came to speaking. That's all

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I imagine the one difference is that leading up to the campaign and through it Obama was painted as this generational speaker the likes of which we'd not seen since the days of King and JFK.

    When thinking of those two you don't think of a lot of "umms". Its not that "umm's" aren't common or that a lot of people don't do it...its that they are and they do, and he was made out to be several steps above the common person when it came to speaking. That's all
    I don't see much of a difference though. I can be a very persuasive speech giver when I have prepared for it. However, if I try to do a presentation and I am not prepared, I will go into umm territory.

    A person can be both.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    I see it as a non-issue.

    Contrary to what the most hyper partisan will try to pander about, Reagan and other Presidents before Obama DID use a Teleprompter. They, however, did not use them "all the time" as those who just want to come and take their hyper partisan dump all over the thread would suggest. The technology simply wasn't there for it to be at almost every speech, even those inside a classroom.

    However, I'd dare say every President since the earliest of days likely at least had either the full speech of a note card present at the vast majority of their speeches. To me, a teleprompter is just the upgrading of technology of that old pen and paper tech. Are we going to smear Barack Obama for using email instead of snail mail? Are we going to scream and wail that he takes a secure call in the middle of traveling on his Blackberry instead of having to wait until he can get to a secure land line? Hell, would he have an unfair advantage in the next election if he was taking an incredibly fast jet to his destination instead of a train like in the Truman days?

    Technology advances, its not unusual, and its a GOOD thing to see people adapt with it. Before it was looking left/right, left/right it was looking down/up/around/down, down/up/around/down as they check the podium for their paper. I don't really see one worse than the other, or that one makes one a worse president, more of a laughing stock, or any other idiotic notion. The only reason people have such a negative reaction towards the teleprompter is that opinion pundits started making it an issue and suddenly people started to have an "opinion" on it.

    This is a non-issue.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I don't see much of a difference though. I can be a very persuasive speech giver when I have prepared for it. However, if I try to do a presentation and I am not prepared, I will go into umm territory.

    A person can be both.
    That's my point though Mega.

    An average speaker is probably going to stumble through, no matter what.

    A good public speaker can probably give a great persuasive speech but may not be great in all situations.

    He was painted as the great orrator of our time, the next JFK or MLK or Reagan, a man who was not just a good public speaker but a GREAT one. This was the aura and the portrait painted of the man's speaking talents from 2004 at the DNC onward, and when someone is a "great" speaker you're just not expecting a ton of "umms" in any situation.

    I'm not saying its bad he "umms", I'm not saying he's stupid cause he "umms", I'm saying that the hype and buzz surrounding him as created by democrats, his campaign, and the media didn't really match up to the kind of speaker he is. He's a very good speaker, but he's not a transformational orratory figure in my mind and if not for the "historic" nature of his campagin I don't think 20 years from now any of his speeches would be getting replayed or he'd be thought of in the same league as those people when it comes to speaking.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Several radio talk show hosts have called him "Sir Teleprompter."

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    I have no problem with the man using whatever literary tools he wants to in order to convey his message to the public or to Congress, be it note cards, a double-spaced outline or his speech in customary large oracle text. It doesn't matter to me what he uses; what matters most is what he says. So, if by using a teleprompter helps him to stay on point, I don't mind that at all. He's not the first President to do it and certainly won't be the last.

    Frankly, I'd be more concerned if the teleprompter brokedown in the middle of one of his speeches. I'd be interested to see how he responds to that little technical hick-up.

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    Re: Obama's use of Teleprompters

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Several radio talk show hosts have called him "Sir Teleprompter."
    Yes and we ALL know that talk radio is THE place to go for insightful information. [/sarcasm]
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