Tuesday, September 16, 2008

So What?

Here's a short story from CNN:

(CNN) — 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.

So what?

It seems silly to break someone's stones for using a teleprompter. The only thing I can find a problem with is that I wish ALL politicians, unless it's some landmark speech, would just talk about what they believe is the correct goal for American and specifically how the country will achieve it. I don't need superior eloquence or beautifully crafted words -- I need information, and I would rather it be presented off the top of a candidate's head rather than being scripted, but that doesn't seem to be coming any time soon.

Also, I do think that the story would have been reported the same way if it was a McCain story -- it's not a matter of a biased press here, it's a matter of a media pressed for material to fill the 24-hour cycle.

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