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Obama's Teleprompter Breaks In Mid-speech  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Why does President Obama always need a teleprompter?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31897367/

WASHINGTON - "President Barack Obama had just started a spirited defense of his economic stimulus plan on Monday when one of his teleprompter screens came loose, crashed to the floor and shattered into pieces.

The gadget's fall surprised Obama, who uses a teleprompter during most speeches and even brief remarks. The glass plate displaying his speech hit the floor in the auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a massive building within the White House compound.


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

Obama can't seem to be able to deliver speeches without a teleprompter.

Could he just not improvise or even memorize his speeches? Or he could have paper with notes on them.

He has already had this kind of incident it seems. I don't think this is new that he had a teleprompter breakdown during a speech.



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User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

An embarrassing moment in time I'm sure

User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3378 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 2):
Obama can't seem to be able to deliver speeches without a teleprompter.

Could he just not improvise or even memorize his speeches? Or he could have paper with notes on them.

I'm not sure what the big deal is here. Most politicians in recent memory use teleprompters, and to the extent that Obama uses them more often, it's probably because he feels he's more effective reading from a teleprompter rather than from notes on his podium, and as president he can always have access to a teleprompter if he likes. The speech is scripted in advance either way. And I sincerely hope he has better things to do with his time than memorize his speeches.

I'd be concerned if Obama had trouble speaking in non-speech format without a teleprompter, but he doesn't. True, he throws quite a few "umms" in there while he's putting together his response, but the content of the remarks is good.



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Did anybody actually bother reading the story linked by the OP??

Quote:
To finish his 11-minute remarks calling for a new policy toward the nation's cities and metropolitan areas, he used notes and the remaining teleprompter screen.




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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6594 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
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He probably uses it to avoid saying things like "Bring it on!"  Smile


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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Obama kills a fly, Obama breaks a teleprompter, Obama stares at some (nice) ass... unbelievable what sort of "news" we are being fed.

User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11338 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

Where's Falcon with his "not this shit again" picture?

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 10):
Did anybody actually bother reading the story linked by the OP??

Why get caught up with pesky things like the truth? Seriously TransIsland...  Silly

Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 8):
True, he throws quite a few "umms" in there while he's putting together his response, but the content of the remarks is good.

I think we have stumbled across how an anemic president such as Bush 43 could get reelected - his followers are trained to be able to listen only to 6 second soundbites that are well rehearsed and coordinated across all members of the party to require the least amount of thought necessary for the listener to receive. They are thought free, which is why they parrot this idea that using a teleprompter is somehow bad.



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User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3280 times:



Quoting D L X (Reply 13):
I think we have stumbled across how an anemic president such as Bush 43 could get reelected - his followers are trained to be able to listen only to 6 second soundbites that are well rehearsed and coordinated across all members of the party to require the least amount of thought necessary for the listener to receive. They are thought free, which is why they parrot this idea that using a teleprompter is somehow bad.

I agree, where is the "not this shit again" picture.  Yeah sure  crazy 



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Big F-ing Deal.

Every major politician these days uses a teleprompter. Bush certainly couldn't have handled his teleprompter breaking mid-speech. Not that I fault him for that, since I don't expect my elected representatives to memorize their prepared speeches in their entirety.

Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 6):
I'd be concerned if Obama had trouble speaking in non-speech format without a teleprompter, but he doesn't. True, he throws quite a few "umms" in there while he's putting together his response, but the content of the remarks is good.

And while the awkward pauses are, well, awkward, the content is much appreciated.

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User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

Most speeches from presidents are from a teleprompter. How many times have we seen those messages from the oval office on the state of the country. Do you guys really think that they memorize a whole hour worth of a speech? But I guess it's fine that our new president gets scrutinized over everything. Nonetheless that is extremely embarassing.

Quoting Mir (Reply 15):
Every major politician these days uses a teleprompter. Bush certainly couldn't have handled his teleprompter breaking mid-speech.

That is true, the man is a natural orator and a good one at that.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Use any medium to make your speech effective & perfect...Thats the key.
Why complain.
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User currently onlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3198 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):
Obama can't seem to be able to deliver speeches without a teleprompter.

Your just learning that now?


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3196 times:



Quoting TransIsland (Reply 8):
Did anybody actually bother reading the story linked by the OP??

Quote:
To finish his 11-minute remarks calling for a new policy toward the nation's cities and metropolitan areas, he used notes and the remaining teleprompter screen.


I was wondering the same thing.

People are so dead set on finding all the possible faults with Obama that they don't even read entire articles. I mean come on. I clearly states that he said "Oh my god, sorry about that guys.." and continued his speech using his notes. SO how does this all change the price of sugar? How does that make him a terrible speaker? How many other presidents used teleprompters or at least notes?

Come one guys get over it. I too am a bit disappointed in how he has handled and is handling certain matters, as I had very high expectations of him. But after coming for an 8 period of crazy Bush, Obama seems like a piece of cake. What's more he is still 'new' as a president barely a few months.

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User currently offlineMham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3642 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

In context, we have to remember how we were told during the campaign how intelligent the man is and what a brilliant orator he is speaking off the cuff. That was the perception and this just illustrates that perception is not necessarily reality. That's all.

User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11338 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3119 times:



Quoting Captaink (Reply 13):
Everyday is something else with the contra-Obama crew. (COC)

Hmmm... how do you pronounce that?  devil 

Moderators: it's just a joke.  Smile



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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2748 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3100 times:

Haha, so funny to see all the Obama supporters rush to his rescue whenever something funny/bad to him happens.  rotfl 


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3084 times:
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Quoting KPDX (Reply 17):
Haha, so funny to see all the Obama supporters rush to his rescue whenever something funny/bad to him happens.

Agreed.

Funny his crutch broke and he made fun of himself about it.  rotfl 


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3080 times:



Quoting KPDX (Reply 17):
Haha, so funny to see all the Obama supporters rush to his rescue whenever something funny/bad to him happens.

It's silly to see how those against Obama react to every little thing that happens. Teleprompter falls, he reverts to his notes = he is not eloquent, he is a terrible president, he was put into office by the rich, he can't speak from the mind.. All that was said on this thread, which is here because? The teleprompter fell. :S

Good Lord.

Quoting D L X (Reply 15):
Hmmm... how do you pronounce that? devil

Moderators: it's just a joke.

HAHA, leave it to the imagination.

Let me be clear, in some ways I find that Obama is not turning out to be all that he was imagined to be, but he also isn't as bad as some make him out to be. He has been in office for just a few months, but honestly he seems to be among the better of the recent presidents.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3064 times:



Quoting D L X (Reply 7):

Where's Falcon with his "not this shit again" picture?

Here I is!!



Quoting KPDX (Reply 17):
Haha, so funny to see all the Obama supporters rush to his rescue whenever something funny/bad to him happens.

Uh, OK. His teleprompter fell. What's the big deal with that? He didn't make a big deal out of it, and went on with his speech. And I haven't seen anyone "rushing to his rescue" because of it. What IS the big deal?  Yeah sure


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2748 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3053 times:



Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 19):
What IS the big deal?

I just laugh because you know if the same thing happen to anyone else but a democrat, you guys would be for sure making a huge deal out of it, thats all. It's a double standard.



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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3043 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
he Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a massive building within the White House compound.

The EOB is not located in the White House block, but across the street west of the White House.


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3039 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):
Obama can't seem to be able to deliver speeches without a teleprompter.

Because he is not as good an actor as our best teleprompter President Ronald Reagan.


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11338 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3038 times:



Quoting KPDX (Reply 20):
I just laugh because you know if the same thing happen to anyone else but a democrat, you guys would be for sure making a huge deal out of it, thats all.

 Yeah sure

Right, because the last time a Republican broke a teleprompter, liberals made a big deal out of it. Can you point me to where that happened?



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User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3034 times:



Quoting D L X (Reply 23):
Right, because the last time a Republican broke a teleprompter, liberals made a big deal out of it. Can you point me to where that happened?

The liberals wouldn't make a big deal out of it; the media has that angle covered.  Wink



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25 Falcon84 : Why would anyone make a big deal out of something falling to the floor? Did it stop the speech? Uh, no. Did it hurt anyone? Uh, no. I don't care if i
26 D L X : Actually... I'm looking out my window at the White House and the EOB. They are next door, both east of 17th Street and west of 15th Street. (The Whit
27 Michlis : You're splitting hairs. That's like looking for the identical set of facts in another case to prove your own case instead of relying on the precedent
28 FXramper :
29 Post contains images EA772LR : Well he stumbles without his teleprompters because he doesn't memorize his speeches for one, and secondly, he doesn't really believe in the nonsense h
30 D L X : Well, these zombies as you call them clearly can understand a speech that lasts longer than 6 seconds. Obama Zombies: 1 Bush Lemmings: 0
31 Falcon84 : Unbelievable. And the sorry fact is, you believe the nonsense you're typing on here. I certianly won't dignify those made up photos, that you put dow
32 EA772LR : That's a pretty broad statement to claim that all conservatives are ignorant. A major voting block in the Dem. Party is highly uneducated. Both parti
33 D L X : Those were not my words.
34 7324ever : Like he said CALM DOWN! its just a light harded picture and a grat way to prove a point! Well of course we are I mean were the only ones who know how
35 Falcon84 : And then, further down, you say... Thanks for shooting your cred to hell with those two statements. Next.
36 Post contains images StasisLAX :
37 EA772LR : Guys I don't know why this thread is getting so heated. I posted some pics IN FUN! Some guys on here dish out a lot towards conservatives, we're just
38 Falcon84 : You do realize that 1) most people don't memorize a speech, and 2) that Obama writes a good deal of the material that he speaks about, especially for
39 7324ever : When I give a speech I try to memorize it and I can but he DOES pay people to write his own speeches and they work like bands. When they write a song
40 Post contains images Phoenix9 : Can everyone just Calm The F**k Down! Here, use this:
41 PPVRA : Weirder question is why he's having so many teleprompter moments. Can't they get the damn things right?
42 Vikkyvik : This thread is hilarious. Makes for some great reading when I'm taking a break from working. Hah, do you know the sheer volume of top 40 hits that wer
43 EA772LR : Huh?? Once again Falcon84, see Phoenix9's post and read the directions very carefully. It worked for me I love it!
44 Captaink : Wasn't that the case with the Irish PM. That was indeed funny. But hey the Irish PM started it, he got way into a speech Obama just gave.. LOL As are
45 Klaus : The scene just actually didn't show anything like that, even though that's apparently what you expected. He simply went on and held his speech. He al
46 Falcon84 : Plus, I imagine there's a difference between memorizing a 5-minute song, which most of us can do-and a 50-minutes speech to a Joint Session of Congre
47 RFields5421 : One of the biggest problems any of our recent Presidents have is that the speeches are constantly being revised up until a few moments before they ar
48 LTBEWR : I believe that when someone is the President, the use of a teleprompter is probably the best way to make sure they state the policy and what could be
49 7324ever : Ok your right granted its not the best comparison its all I could really think of. Sorry I haven't had a need for a 50 minute speech. But if I did I
50 Post contains images Klaus : That is quite exactly as much what I've said as Obama is dependent on the teleprompter. No. That is 99% your personal perception.
51 7324ever : Beit Para phrasing it is still there. No I call it general observation and that is what I have noticed. So Bushes speeches may not be very elegant wi
52 Vikkyvik : It may be a general observation, but chances are it is biased and probably not particularly true. Obviously, it's sort of a difficult thing on which
53 FlyDeltaJets87 : Damn I wish Leno was still on. When Joe Biden gave the commencement speech at the Air Force Academy last month, the wind blew the teleprompter over. L
54 Gofly : Given that this thread has drifted several million miles away from the forum rules and the topic, I think it's probably time that we locked it. Should
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