The experiment to wean Obama off the machine failed in spectacular fashion when, without the benefit of a prepared script, the president uttered his now famous “You didnt build that” comment. Even after the damaging gaffe, the Obama campaign insisted that the teleprompter would rarely be used.
President Obama spoke to supporters in Florida this afternoon, but was careful to stick to his script, relying heavily on his teleprompters.
The president campaigned without teleprompters last month, when he made his controversial “you didnt build that” remark about business owners.
A campaign aide insisted last week that Obamas slip up wouldnt change the campaigns teleprompter strategy.
“The attempts by the Romney campaign to make this into their rallying cry havent changed anything,” said a senior campaign official to the Hill, adding that Obama “has done events without a teleprompter since then.”
A picture at the Examiner link from a campaign event in Florida yesterday clearly shows the president using the teleprompter for his remarks.
Peggy Noonan believes that “You didnt build that” will be remembered as the most famous phrase of Obamas presidency. No argument there.
The return of TOTUS probably means that the number of Obama gaffes will fall considerably now that he has his trusted crutch to lean on. Now the gaffes will occur when he starts trying to explain the miserable economy and how its Bushs fault.I dont think TOTUS will be able to help him much there.