To borrow and tweak a line for Obama from Abraham Lincoln.
Obama makes history, once again!
Obama will make history for more than one reason during the Nov 6-9 visit. This will be the first time a teleprompter will be used in the nearly 100-feet high dome-shaped hall that has portraits of eminent national leaders adorning its walls.
Indian politicians are known for making impromptu long speeches and perhaps that is why some parliament officials, who did not wish to be named, sounded rather surprised with the idea of a teleprompter for Obama.
"We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact," an official, who did not wish to be identified because of security restrictions, said.
Obama is known to captivate audiences with his one-liners that sound like extempore and his deep gaze. But few in India know that the US president always carries the teleprompter with him wherever he speaks.
Obama's advisors should have him stay home and let the propagandist media deliver his polished image. As much as Obama's trip is costing us (200 million a day is reported), maybe its cheap in the long run to have the rest of the world see the real teleprompter reader in chief. Not to mention the coward scheduling an extended trip to hide after the elections. You got nuthin!
After the "great uniter" got rebuked Tuesday he now comes out and says its time to work together? After his attrocious bitter partisan past 2 years have failed? Somehow I don't think he's really learned his lesson.
Voters remorse is alive and well all across the globe!