It’s no secret I don’t support much, if any, of the Obama political platform, but news of his inability to operate in public without his teleprompter is now getting me concerned. This most recent item is either signs of stress, or something more systematic.
Is he trying to do too much, too fast, and stressing out? Or is he in over his head?
I’m not saying this just to be the skunk at the garden party. I raise it as an issue because he relies on reading canned teleprompter speeches. (Is this any different than from notes?) Does he have the capacity to speak on important issues of the day without a prepared script?
I saw a couple of his unscripted campaign performances but those were mostly platitudes and cliches. Has he given a substantive speech or made any cogent remarks without the teleprompter?
This leads me to suspect he has little or no understanding of the major issues and needs to have thoughts written down. Are they his thoughts, or the team’s?
Maybe he just wants to be perfect behind the podium.