Gloria Borger Bashes Obama's Teleprompter

Gloria Borger this weekend ridiculed Barack Obama's dependence on his trusted teleprompter.

During the opening segment of the syndicated "Chris Matthews Show," the host was comparing the current White House resident to the late John F. Kennedy.

After Matthews showed video clips of JFK and Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential campaign, guest Dan Rather remarked, "I noticed in the acceptance speeches neither one of them used a teleprompter. You can't imagine any candidate today going without a teleprompter for an acceptance speech."

Borger marvelously quipped, "Particularly Obama" (video follows with transcript and commentary): 

DAN RATHER, HDNET: Well, I was thinking. Take ourselves back to 1960. We hadn't had our first television campaign. We were about to have Kennedy versus Nixon. I noticed in the acceptance speeches neither one of them used a teleprompter. You can't imagine any candidate today going without a teleprompter for an acceptance speech.

GLORIA BORGER, CNN: Particularly Obama!

Nice, Gloria.

Makes you wonder how many others in the Obama-loving media feel uncomfortable with the President's reliance on his teleprompter but just aren't willing to say it when the cameras are rolling. 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
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