Monday, April 27, 2009

Obama and His Beloved Teleprompter ; fails him again

President Obama’s speech at the National Academy of Sciences Monday morning hit a brief snag when Obama got ahead of his script. 

Laying his plan for a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Obama began to name the members of PCAST listed in his prepared remarks – before realizing he’d already introduced them, earlier in his speech. 

“In addition to John – sorry, the – I just noticed I jumped the gun here,” Obama said, pausing for several seconds as he looked at the prompter.Go ahead. Move it up. I had already introduced all you guys. 

The audience, which gave the president a warm reception, responded with a quiet laugh.


Ouch! When will give up his teleprompter... Isn't he supposed to be our greatest orator of all time?