They used to joke that Bob Hope was so dependent on his cue cards he’d have the guy standing behind his wife at breakfast so he could read over her shoulder: “Hello. Darling. How. Are. You. This. Morning?” But the audacity of Hope is as nothing to Obama and his prompter:
It appears Barack Obama’s teleprompter is hitting the campaign trail.
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.
Wasn’t “Took My Prompter To The Rodeo” an old Bob Wills number? “Message: I’m on message,” as the first President Bush would say. With a bit of luck, they’ll let him have it for the debates …and the summit with Ahmadinejad. (Source)
McCain is going to make Obama into a McHappy Meal during the debates.
It won’t be pretty, but sure will be tasty.