My goodness, even TOTUS is being threatened by layoffs these days. But on the bright side, we don’t see many stories about Obama being concerned with reducing dependency, but this is one of them, so soak it up.
From The Hill:
President Obama is weaning himself off his teleprompter.
At recent campaign events in Pennsylvania, Virginia and again Monday in Ohio, Obama spoke to crowds in high school gymnasiums and at crowded outdoor events without his teleprompter, instead using written notes.
The difference is dramatic. Instead of turning in his characteristic manner from right to left and back again, reading from the two sloping, clear-plastic planes of his teleprompter, Obama has glanced down at pages in a binder on his podium.
Team Obama thinks the switch, or partial switch — the president is not giving up the teleprompter entirely — will help him better connect with voters.
Obama has trouble connecting with voters because he helped rush along the economic demise of the U.S., not because he was reading everything he said from a couple of sheets of plexiglass. But if he thinks not reading off a teleprompter will make people think the jobs picture isn’t as bleak as it is, so be it.
See you in the unemployment line, TOTUS.