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‘As bad as (George W. Bush) was . . . at least you knew it was him talking. (Obama’s) lips only move to what others tell him to say.’ 3998

Citizen Staff Writer

The story: Seeking to impart his message ever so precisely, President Obama employs a Teleprompter at his press conference this week to read a prepared statement about the economy.

Your take: In what universe do Obama’s oratorical skills compare poorly with that of his predecessor? In the little universe that is the Tucson Citizen online community, of course.

Some representative comments:

• “(George W. Bush) speaks from the heart about saving American lives against a sworn enemy who vows our destruction. . . . Here comes a robot, a Teleprompter reader.” – Okla. Wildcat

• “Think of (the Teleprompter) as a binky . . . something BHO just can’t do without. Again, a sign of his inexperience. He’s not a great orator; he’s a good reader.” – Tucson James

• “Let’s spin the Obama Wheel-O-Rhetoric and . . . create his next speech: crisis, change, hope, bold, transparency, mistake, greed, swiftly, invest, inherited, look, failures.” – Scotty F.

• “Let’s be fair. . . . I bet numerous presidents have read off of Teleprompters.” – John7294



The big debate:

Obama’s news conference



For Thursday, March 26

1Arizona bobcat attacks three people, including two in bar.

2Eye doctor convicted of hiring hit man sues state after prison beating.

3Fewer pets euthanized at local shelters.

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