HolyCoast: Obama Spent His Hawaii Vacation Learning to Speak American
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Obama Spent His Hawaii Vacation Learning to Speak American

As we saw vividly demonstrated during the Saddleback Civil Forum, Barack Obama is a mess when he's off the teleprompter. He has a rather dim command of the issues, and can wander aimlessly for several minutes without actually approaching anything resembling an answer to the question asked. His handlers know that too, and tried to teach him to speak American in the way John McCain does during his Hawaiian holiday:
According to several Democrat political consultants presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama spent part of his Hawaiian vacation working on weaning himself from a heavy dependence on teleprompters. Even in what are staged as "town hall" events for Obama, remarks are scripted or formatted into bullet points that scroll on teleprompter screens. Obama has had several embarrassing events where the teleprompter either malfunctioned or the screens were not fully visible.

"He just locks down and can't get the words out," says one political consultant. "For such a fine speaker, it's really quite remarkable that he's had issues."

Obama's troubles with unscripted moments contributed to his campaign's refusal to participate in town hall format debates or discussions with Sen. John McCain, who feels much more comfortable in the unscripted moments.
Since the Saddleback forum occurred right at the end of his vacation, I guess we can declare this little experiment a failure. I guarantee you that we won't get to see him and McCain together again in that kind of format. Instead, there will be the three debates with questions teed up for the teleprompter-challenged Obamessiah, and smirking "journalists" who will sneer at every McCain response.

What's funny is that there's another presidential candidate who "can't get the words out" and the same lefties who fawn over the Obamessiah tell us he's the dumbest guy around. That candidate ran on the Republican ticket in 2000 and 2004: George W. Bush.

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