September 15th, 2008
06:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's teleprompter hits the trail

Obama delivered his remarks at the Colorado State Fair of a teleprompter.
Obama delivered his remarks at the Colorado State Fair of a teleprompter.

(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.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Jake

    I can't imagine giving a speech off-hand having only a few hours of sleep a night for 3 months in front of thousands of people. Seriously...this is an issue, why?

    September 15, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  2. Dmitriy

    This guy is an empty suit

    September 15, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  3. Mark, MA

    THIS IS NOT NEWS! Wow I new low to the right wing biased news.

    September 15, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  4. Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    Well, finally the truth comes out about Obama and his regular use of a teleprompter–after 2 weeks of media huffing and puffing about Gov. Palin using a teleprompter as if no other candidates has ever used one.

    September 15, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  5. Michael, watching from Canada

    Why is this news?

    So what if Obama uses a teleprompter on the campaign trail.

    And, of course, the elitist Conservatives are going to belittle someone for using high tech props.....and continue to ignore the real issues!

    Such childish antics for anyone to denounce someone because they use teleprompters.

    September 15, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  6. banderson

    Are you kidding me? Why is CNN not reporting that Ms. Palin also used a telepromter? Or why isn't there more information about John McCain and his cue cards since we know he can't read a telepromter? What's up CNN?

    September 15, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    So what? At least Obama can give a speech without one and he can write his own.He doesn't have someone whispering in his ear.

    September 15, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  8. Jane

    All politicians use teleprompters, although Obama answers questions at town hall meetings without scripts–something that McCain has long since ceased to do.

    September 15, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. s

    so....

    cnn if McCain gets elected, you'll be to BLAME!!!!!!!!!!

    September 15, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  10. Byron in Cincinnati, OH

    OMG So what? Geez...stop focusing on the Lipstick and stick to the issues...CNN just like McCain "sleazy"

    September 15, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  11. SF

    fatique.

    September 15, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  12. Robert

    Zilcho:
    Oh, at least make an attempt at being fair. Didn't Gov. Palin use a teleprompter on the tarmac upon her return to Alaska the other day? Doesn't McCain use one?!?! In other words: GIVE----US----A----FRIGGIN'---–BREAK!

    September 15, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Jan Patrick

    Not news. Who cares?

    September 15, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  14. Robert

    Zilcho:
    Oh, at least make an attempt at being fair. Didn't Gov. Palin use a teleprompter on the tarmac upon her return to Alaska the other day? Doesn't McCain use one?!?! In other words: GIVE----US----A----FRIGGIN'---–BREAK!

    September 15, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  15. Donnie

    Sarah Palin used one. So does McCain. At least Obama can read. Heck, Sarah stumble and bumbles, and McCain doesn't have the eyesight to read his so he reads from a paper plopped in front of him by a speechwriter. this is news?...politicians have used them for years. Big deal.
    OBAMA/BIDEN

    September 15, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  16. go away mongers-Ventura ca

    WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE!

    September 15, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  17. Jerry A.

    Please all obama voters. On election ballot vote"Present"

    September 15, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  18. AMERICA'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH SARAH, WAS A ONE NITE STAND!

    McCain: ”We will stop multi-million dollar payouts to CEOs who have broken the public trust”.

    Does this mean that Carly Fiorina your new BFF, who took $21 million in cash as her departing gift after running HP into the ground, will be tendering her resignation?

    Oops, hope that wasn‘t “sexist“.

    September 15, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  19. Is this really news?

    All the McCain supporters better jump on that Obama uses a teleprompter, (big cheers) we got him on the run now! When McCain thinks the economy is strong and now he has to clarify what he meant, lol.

    Maybe he should drop the q-cards and get one. Let's get to the issues!!!

    September 15, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
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