Mendte – Obama Should Not Go “Off Prompter”

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NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) - It is just a sheet of glass that words appear on for a TV anchor to read.  In this case, it is attached to the front of a TV camera and you'll notice even though I can see the words,  you can't. You look right through them giving the illusion that I am talking to you when in fact I'm just reading.

President Obama has been criticized for using a teleprompter too much, in elementary schools, on hay stacks and other small gatherings. Recently, he decided to drop the prompter for campaign stops.

The campaign thought it made him more personable and off the cuff.  But off the cuff can be a bad thing too.