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McCain?s Prompter Problem

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Posted on Apr 1, 2008

CNN takes a look at John McCain’s tendency to flub lines in the middle of speeches because he has difficulty reading the teleprompter. Apparently it’s such an issue that his campaign has had to experiment with a range of alternatives.

It is perhaps unfair that McCain’s age has been a frequent target of comedians and talk show hosts, but it doesn’t help when he lives up to the stereotype.

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By hippy pam, April 4, 2008 at 11:49 am Link to this comment

people[most of them] NOW..we do not need 4 MORE YEARS OF THE SAME BULLSH*T….

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By Al Idrisi, April 3, 2008 at 10:12 pm Link to this comment
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Hey Don Vito why don’t you look into your own history before talking about the “evil middle east” after all we evil middle eastern people are not responsible for killing all of them poor native American Indians and enslaving all of them poor African Americans huh, or maybe we are to blame for these huge crimes you psycho. Dumbass Italaian racist.

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By cyrena, April 2, 2008 at 8:50 pm Link to this comment


Good question here:

“...One question. Where do we run and in what direction?”...

And, I’m working on it. I’ve been worrying over the very same question for years now. Everytime I think I’ve figured it out, something else happens. Either the road to that escape becomes closed off, or the escape destination itself becomes overcrowded, and they won’t let anyone else in.

Still, depending on where you’re located, AND if you have kids or others that you’re responsible for, there are a few possible alternatives.

My advice is..get the kids and the oldsters to safety first, unless the oldsters prefer to stay, and that is their choice. My own oldsters say it’s not worth it to run, and that they’ll just go ahead and stay here, and help get the others to safety.

IF you do it early, Canada is probably still an option. (But check in with the Canadians first, to make sure that they’ll be OK with that).

Failing that, (and again, dependent on what your specific needs are, like education, etc) you could consider a few of the European locations. I’m fond of France, but there are a handful of others.

There there’s the South Pacific. Australia is nice too. The people are friendly, (well, most of them) and their new political regime is a welcome improvement over the last.

So, I would say that you might want to go either West or North, but don’t be myopic about it. Take time to consider back-up alternatives.

Hope this helps.

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By jbart, April 2, 2008 at 3:51 pm Link to this comment
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I just saw McCain on the news talking about his Naval Academy experience(s), talking about him being punished so often and made to do additional marching.  The comment he made was something like, “so many times that he could have marched back and forth to Baltimore many times. Yuks were heard in the audience. But a fact was revealed which was, to me, truly frightening. He “finished very near the bottom of his graduating class”. His comment was “In America” you need not finish at that top to realize becoming President.  Didn’t Schrub say that only in this country could a C+ student become President?  Pretty scary, huh?  Feels like a deja vu, don’t it?  Another term with a dummy at the helm? One question. Where do we run and in what direction?

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By ocjim, April 2, 2008 at 1:03 pm Link to this comment

A Buffoon who flubbed his lines his whole life is in the White House. Voters should feel at home electing another.

I’m sorry but my optimism went with the second term of the clown.

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By The Big Raven, April 2, 2008 at 9:14 am Link to this comment
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Just kidding just wanted to see if your awake!
But really folks like the fellow above says the tellee promtor is a tool to make the most stupid become a little smarter as long as your not a skinking all-most dead oldman. The real question should be how come america likes to be lead by sick old whitemen?

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By mark sherman, April 2, 2008 at 8:56 am Link to this comment
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McCain needs to go with the Bush transceiver strapped to his back.

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By Don Vito, April 2, 2008 at 7:01 am Link to this comment
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I’ve decided to the enemies of democracy the following: radical Islam, beheadings, the Koran, head scarves and in fact the whole middle east.

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By JeanDavid, April 2, 2008 at 6:38 am Link to this comment
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“We know ,all too well, what 8 years of autism as leadership is like. Now they want us to try 4 years of Alzheimer’s. “

We already tried 4 years of Alzheimer’s, and the results were none too good. Why do we expect anything different to happen when we keep electing such morally defective people to public office?

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By foo, April 2, 2008 at 6:25 am Link to this comment
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It is not that he can not read because of his prompter, John Mccain has a short term memory problem because of his age.

The way he resorts to his pre-recorded long term memory gustures and phrases is a good indication of his problem. He is covering his memory problem relatively well, but one of these days he will screw it up really bad not remembering the name of the reporter he is interviewing with or the name of a governer standing by his side or something of that nature.

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By joey, April 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm Link to this comment
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How many years of G.O.P. Leadership can we stand ?
We know ,all too well, what 8 years of autism as leadership is like.
Now they want us to try 4 years of Alzheimer’s.
Are you sure these people are on our side?

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By Al Idrisi, April 1, 2008 at 7:38 pm Link to this comment
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he is an old senile man, God help the world if he becomes president.

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By Fadel Abdallah, April 1, 2008 at 4:46 pm Link to this comment

It just downed upon me that among human inventions, the prompter is really a tool of political deceit, which helps to show a ball-less politician to be a one with big balls.

Without the prompter, a speaking politician will sound and look more natural than the artificiality injected by this deceiving tool. Therefore, I have decided to add the prompter to the other enemies of democracy, such as campaign money, lobbies and presidential vetoes.

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