Teleprompter Mania at the White House

President Obama is the most gifted and effective communicator of our generation…but does anybody else think his reliance on the Teleprompter is a little odd? Today as he announced Gov. Sebelius as his nominee for HHS Secretary, her face was obscured in the wide shot by the prompter plate…the same thing happened last week when the President shared the East Room stage with VP Biden – the VP’s face was covered by one of the plates…the one that really stunned me was setting up the Teleprompter on the factory floor at the Caterpillar plant in Peoria a couple weeks ago…Presidential remarks are always carefully staged, but a Teleprompter in a blue collar setting seems a little tone deaf – and also reminds everybody watching at home just how staged the events are and just how much help the President is getting…and he probably would do just fine without it…