Obamaâ€™s reliance on the teleprompter is unusualâ€”not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.
After the teleprompter malfunctioned a few times last summer and Obama delivered some less-than-soaring speeches, reports surfaced that he was training to wean himself off of the device while on vacation in Hawaii.
Obama has relied on a teleprompter through even the shortest announcements and when repeating the same lines on his economic stimulus plan that heâ€™s been saying for monthsâ€”whereas past presidents have mostly worked off of notes on the podium except during major speeches, such as the State of the Union.
He’s not officially an actor. Yet, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…