Monday, October 04, 2010


Walter Mondale, Democratic Presidential nominee in 1984, thinks Obama's teleprompters get in the way:
He uses these idiot boards to read speeches in television, and I think he loses the connection that he needs emotionally with American voters.
It's an interesting question. The prez obviously loves the gizmos. He is reported to bring them with him to fairly small meetings, where I think it might come across as just plain bizarre.

The Onion made a funny video in which Obama's teleprompters failed at a family meeting.

But I find it hard to blame the teleprompters for his sinking poll numbers. He was already using them a lot when most people loved him. Did people really get sick of the teleprompters? Or did people just get sick of his performance so far?

When I try to explain a thing,
sometimes it comes out wrong.

From now on I'm planning to bring
an idiot board along.


Charlie McDanger said...

Monday morning quarterbacking from a guy who never made the team...

Charlie McDanger said...

Eh, I retract. Too small a team; somebody has to be able to criticize the prez.

JohnJEnright said...

Ah, but it's true this criticism would mean more coming from Bill Clinton. And Mondale did fail spectacularly in his run for prez.