The prompter that keeps on giving. If you thought that bringing the teleprompter to an elementary school was bad, President Obama was not capable having a six minute chat with HIS middle class task force without relying on his teleprompter.
Vice President Biden (who heads up the task force) and Tim Geitner met with about a dozen members of the White House middle class task force that President Obama setup about a year ago. They were to review the work the task force has been doing.
President Obama stopped in at the end of the meeting to chat with the dozen members of the task force and just for fun, brought his teleprompter.
You can visit Flopping Aces to also see a video of his ‘address’ to his tiny task force.
Ed Morrissey of Hot Air explains that unlike the other ‘teleprompter moments’ this one is far worse, because it was not a press conference, but instead a committee meeting:
This isn’t a press conference, a speech, or even a White House briefing. It’s a committee meeting. As Rich said, people used to poke fun at Reagan’s notecards. Either he needs this much help to get through opening remarks in a normal business meeting, or he’s become a little to attached to the TOTUS … and neither option makes him look very professional.
What is even more amazing than the fact that the President of the United States needs to use a teleprompter to speak to his own task force or to update the press on his visit to a sixth grade classroom, is the fact that the White House believes publishing pictures and video of the President having to rely on a teleprompter to address his own task force is a ‘positive’ image.