posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:24 PM
Bush used a teleprompter?
If so, that boy had some SERIOUS problems with his reading comprehension... and accidentally hired internet trolls for his writing staff.
While I no doubt believe that he did have coaching, talking points, pre-written speeches, and probably used a teleprompter on more than one occasion -
he was also known to divert and follow his gut... say what felt right... and generally made a total ass of himself when he did so. He couldn't seem
to connect what he felt with any manner of word structure typically used to convey useful information. He choked, he stammered, and he blundered.
Palin seemed to have that same penchant for off-the-cuff, from-the-heart, dialog that was intended to connect with people on a fundamental
understanding... but just ended up causing her to choke under pressure when her confidence overshot her understanding and vocabulary... making her
sound like Miss Teen USA S.Carolina
There's tons of them cataloged online. They're called Bushisms. Obama has a few, but not nearly as many. He's a better public speaker and more
Speech writers for Presidents have been around forever, but Kennedy and Roosevelt were probably the most iconic in the emerging media, transforming
their use. Roosevelt through his fireside chats, and Kennedy through the Television. He had the distinction of being there for the first televised
Presidential debate, where he squared off with Nixon.
I'm not sure who gets the Internet prize, as in... being remembered for innovative and transformative use of the internet as a means of addressing
the public. Obama and McCain's campaigns were fairly bland in retrospect, with Ron Paul's grassroots campaign funding being the spotlight bandit
with his record breaking and unexpected grassroots fundraising effort.