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Obama anaboa na matumizi ya teleprompter ktk karibu kila hotuba

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Nyani Ngabu, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    President Barack Obama doesn't go anywhere without his TelePrompter.
    The textbook-sized panes of glass holding the president's prepared remarks follow him wherever he speaks.

    Resting on top of a tall, narrow pole, they flank his podium during speeches in the White House's stately parlors. They stood next to him on the floor of a manufacturing plant in Indiana as he pitched his economic stimulus plan. They traveled to the Department of Transportation this week and were in the Capitol Rotunda last month when he paid tribute to Abraham Lincoln in six-minute prepared remarks.

    Obama's reliance on the teleprompter is unusual - not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.
    After the teleprompter malfunctioned a few times last summer and Obama delivered some less-than-soaring speeches, reports surfaced that he was training to wean himself off of the device while on vacation in Hawaii. But no such luck.

    His use of the teleprompter makes work tricky for the television crews and photographers trying to capture an image of the president announcing a new Cabinet secretary or housing plan without a pane of glass blocking his face. And it is a startling sight to see such sleek, modern technology set against the mahogany doors and Bohemian crystal chandeliers in the East Room or the marble columns of the Grand Foyer.

    "It's just something presidents haven't done," said Martha Joynt Kumar, a presidential historian who has held court in the White House since December 1975. "It's jarring to the eye. In a way, it stands in the middle between the audience and the president because his eye is on the teleprompter."

    Just how much of a crutch the teleprompter has become for Obama was on sharp display during his latest commerce secretary announcement. The president spoke from a teleprompter in the ornate Indian Treaty Room for a few minutes. Then Gov. Gary Locke stepped to the podium and pulled out a piece of paper for reference.

    The president's teleprompter also elicited some uncomfortable laughter after he announced Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his choice for Health and Human Services secretary. "Kathy," Obama said, turning the podium over to Sebelius, who waited at the microphone for an awkward few seconds while the teleprompters were lowered to the floor and the television cameras rolled.

    Obama has relied on a teleprompter through even the shortest announcements and when repeating the same lines on his economic stimulus plan that he's been saying for months - whereas past presidents have mostly worked off of notes on the podium except during major speeches, such as the State of the Union.

    Ari Fleischer, a former spokesman for George W. Bush, said while it's entirely a matter of personal style, using a teleprompter at these smaller events has its drawbacks.

    "It removes you from the audience in the room," Fleischer said. When speaking from notes, Fleischer said, the president can pick up his head and make eye contact with those in the audience, as opposed to focusing on the teleprompter to his left and right.

    Bush, Fleischer added, "would use the teleprompter for his major big events, but when he would travel around the country or do events, he would almost always work off of large index cards."

    The White House says Obama's point of reference is insignificant.

    "Whether one uses note cards or a teleprompter, the American people are a lot more concerned about the plans relayed than the method of delivery. This is not always true of the media," said Bill Burton, deputy press secretary.

    Obama has never tried to hide his use of a teleprompter. It was a mainstay during the final months of his campaign. He brought it to county fairs and campaign rallies alike - and once had it set up in the ring at a rodeo.

    In a break from his routine, Obama did not use a teleprompter during his pre-Inauguration speech at a factory in Bedford Heights, Ohio - and his delivery seemed to suffer. He paused too long at parts. He accentuated the wrong words. And overall he sounded hesitant and halting as he spoke from the prepared remarks on the podium.
    As president, the stakes in what he says are higher. Governing is not campaigning, and, as a former first-term senator, Obama has not held a previous elected position where his words carried even close to this level of influence.

    "In this kind of environment, you don't want to make mistakes - on the economy you're talking about doing things that affect the markets," Kumar said.

    But be it extra precaution, style or a mental crutch, Obama has shown in the past that he needs the teleprompter. And while he still has his prepared remarks placed on the podium in a leather folder, the White House has shown no sign of trying to wean him off of it.

    Before Obama entered a room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Wednesday to announce his crackdown on defense contracts, a CNN reporter asked an Obama aide if the teleprompter could be moved further away from the podium or lowered. The answer was an unequivocal ‘no.'

    "He uses them to death," a television crewmember who also covered the White House under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush said of the teleprompter. "The problem is, he never looks at you. He's looking left, right, left, right - not at the camera. It's almost like he's not making eye contact with the American people."

    Wednesday's event posed another scenario photographers and television crews have to work around. Obama had five others join him at the announcement, including Sen. John McCain. The takeaway shot was of Obama and McCain. But the teleprompter on Obama's left was almost directly in front of McCain.

    "You couldn't get a good angle on him with McCain," said a White House photographer who also covered Bush. "So if there's someone else important in the frame, it's hard to get a shot without the teleprompter."

    Source:http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090305/pl_politico/19663

    My Take: This guy's oratory is not what is cracked up to be. Good orators don't rely on teleprompters. They can spit with or without it and you wouldn't even notice. Obama just reads well and his voice makes him "appear" he's a good orator when in fact he is not. Why in the hell do you need a prompter when announcing a cabinet nominee? And people swoon all over him...puh-lease....
     
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  2. Bongolander

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    Kuna watu wanajisikia vibaya sana kuona huyu jamaa yuko madarakani, wanaona ni much better kuwa na Bush aliyeishindwa kuchukua hatua kurekebisha uchumi wa dunia, kuliko Jaluo anayejaribu kuiweka Marekani on track. Kuna wanaoomba kila siku Obama achemshe ili waseme ahhh si tulisema, a nigger was not ready to be a president of US. Iwonder kama jamaa angekuwa Spic au Chink ingekuwaje. Lakini i hope waliomchagua wanajua zaidi walichofanya kuliko sisi tulio huku Afrika.
     
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  3. Yo Yo

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    sijawahi kumuona kikwete anahutubia bila kusoma karatasi......tena hata zile hotuba za kukabidhi kisima cha laki 2
     
  4. Nyani Ngabu

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    Kikwete is a simpleton.....
     
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    Hatuna rais bongo!!
     
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    Na kwenye debates mbona hakutumia teleprompter na bado alionekana kuwa 'overperform' wapenzani wake? Wakubali tu he was the winner and probably best.
     
  7. Nyani Ngabu

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    Unazungumzia debates zipi ndugu? Na Hillary? Kama na Hillary mbona objective pundits wengi walikubali kuwa Mama alishinda debates karibu zote? Kilichomsaidia Obama ni kuwa na kismeti cha kupendwa na watu tu na pia white guilt. Wazungu wanted to prove a point and to some extent they did. They voted for a bi-racial man. Obama is not black, is not white, he is both black and white. Therefore, he is a mulatto aka biracial aka half-caste.
     
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    wewe nawe kama The truth.......muacheni Obama afanye kazi basi......tulizeni mzuka
     
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    Koba JF-Expert Member

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    ...dittohead kubali kushindwa,teleprompter haibadilishi kipigo mlichopata na kitakachofuata 2010!
     
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    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Yeah kwa sababu nasema ukweli.....
     
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    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Ulimwona Rush alivokuwa anashuka utiriyo CPAC? Na hakutumia prompter....that guy is a genius
     
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    ...ndio maana aliongea utumbo from minute one to the end!
     
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    Due to his mediocre IQ, it is hard for Obantu to think on his feet so he has to follow some sort of a script to communicate in English. He obviously has some natural abilities to be a good speaker but without teleprompter he wouldn't be able to communicate. There is a difference there. To communicate you need coherent thoughts, ideas, good points to flow harmoniously in a fashion that your listeners would understand. That is too advance for Obantu due to his IQ limitations. So he relies on teleprompter. I admit he is a good speaker but certainly not a good communicator. The latter requires higher level of intelligence way beyond Obantu's.
     
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    Oh well cupcake give up!....why don't you just accept Obama kuwa he is smart and give him a chance,yaani na wewe una sound kama Rush who want Obama to fail yaani kweli nyie hamna upendo na maendeleo ya nchi period...besides Obama atumei hiyo teleprompter asitumie what matters ni msg ipo delivered.

    And ooh about rush hahaha! hivi kweli do you think Rush aliongea point that saturday?...yaani alikuwa anarudia things over and over hadi ana sweat maana alikuwa hajui anachoongea alikuwa anapoteza muda tuu na anshangaa eti na wale conservative wakampa award! for what?.
     
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    Mkuu, nadhani ungekuwa fair pia ku highlight umuhimu wa hiyo kitu..amesema ndugu yangu Bongolander hapo juu kwamba stakes are just high kwa sababu tu Jaluo yuko ikulu..sasa ungetaka afanye hata makosa ambayo angeweza kuyakwepa? hapa wanamtegea tu kuanzia kwenye kugoma kupitisha bajeti (GOP) hadi kuanza kudeal na vitu vidogo kama teleprompter...by the way kwani hayo maneno huwa yanajiandika yenyewe au yanatayarishwa?
     
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    Za primaries baada ya New Hampshire, Of course na za dhidi ya Mzee McCain
     
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    Cynic JF-Expert Member

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    Wewe mkikuyu?
     
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    Wakati wa kampeni walikuwa wanasema "a coon is not ready to lead. Baada ya kampeni kwisha na coon kushinda sasa hivi amekuwa sio coon tena. Sasa anaitwa Chotara. Mwanzoni alikuwa African-American na sasa amekuwa Blackwhite/Whiteblack American. It is very interesting kumbe ni kweli theory of modern racism is valid, i thought it is a made up thing rotting in books. kweli asifuye mvua imemnyeshea.
     
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    YE JF-Expert Member

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    Babu Rush alikuwa anasoma kila saa vikaratasi na saa nyingine alikuwa anavusha....
     
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    Sio vikaratasi...zinaitwa index cards mazee...si umeenda college au?
     
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