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9/16/2008

Obama and the Weather, Part Two

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 6:28 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

I posted yesterday about Obama’s appearance at a rally at the Pueblo, Colorado, fairgrounds where he jokingly wondered if he was responsible for the good weather that accompanied his appearances in that state. The Boston Globe political blog described his comments as “flirting with furthering the deification narrative.”

Now it turns out his comments may have been scripted because, starting yesterday, Obama is even taking his teleprompter to oudoor appearances:

“The Democratic presidential nominee has never tried to hide the fact he delivers speeches off the device, though normally he doesn’t use one at standard campaign rallies and town hall events.

But the Illinois senator used a teleprompter at both his Colorado events Monday — making for a particularly peculiar scene in Pueblo, where the prompter was set up in the middle of what is normally a rodeo ring.”

At this point, I’m certain Obama doesn’t need his teleprompter to give a typical campaign speech. However, given the demands of campaign appearances, strategy sessions, debate prep, and fundraising events, I doubt Obama has much time to sleep or recharge. I suspect the teleprompter is there to avoid the gaffes that accompany weeks of work and exhaustion.

This may be another example of the downside of not taking public financing.

— DRJ

12 Responses to “Obama and the Weather, Part Two”

  1. The Omessiah needs a teleprompter for a stump speech?

    That’s telling you that he knows he’s a gaffe-o-matic.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  2. Interesting that a 72 year-old man with significant war injuries is exhibiting less signs of fatigue than the relative whippersnapper Obama.

    Brian (8ec3c8)

  3. Yeah, and if McCain used a teleprompter the left-wing media hounds would be screaming “See, See, he’s to old to be President!” No double standards here.

    On another note: What exactly is Obama to do about these reports out of Iraq that he requested the Iraq government not deal with the White House under GWB, but rather to wait until the Messiah was in office??? Sounds like Treason to me!

    J. Raymond Wright (0440ef)

  4. He’s confused. Obama means the Weather Underground.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  5. Just where Obama belongs–in an arena where bull shit can always be found.

    tmac (86debe)

  6. And here I thought you guys would like something like this.

    A candidate who thought (your words) was getting a little divine intervention.

    Didn’t W once mention he got his direction from a higher power?

    And the snake handlers bought it?

    jharp (f4bed7)

  7. W never claimed to be the higher power o.O

    Lord Nazh (899dce)

  8. Obama and the weather is far less of a story than Obama and the unrepentant terrorist Weatherman.

    Bradley J. Fikes (0ea407)

  9. At this point, I’m certain Obama doesn’t need his teleprompter to give a typical campaign speech. However, given the demands of campaign appearances, strategy sessions, debate prep, and fundraising events, I doubt Obama has much time to sleep or recharge. I suspect the teleprompter is there to avoid the gaffes that accompany weeks of work and exhaustion.

    This may be another example of the downside of not taking public financing.

    – DRJ
    This is why I love DRJ! Right there. Those well spoken, kind words. We can disagree without going ugly and extreme. She strikes the balance. Can we all follow her example? Anyone?

    love2008 (1b037c)

  10. I read somewhere that Biden is spending five hours a day prepping for his debate with Palin and that yesterday he and Obama spent several hours discussing the best response about what he asked the Iraqi leaders during his visit there.

    Obama may wish he had spent more time practicing as Biden is doing.

    voiceofreason2 (0ac0d6)

  11. jharpy is as predictable as MDKP and David Petranos Esp are teh krazy.

    JD (41e64f)


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