So a New York Times story is spinning Obama's teleprompter dependency as a virtue! Fancy that! Turns out "articulate" doesn't quite describe the guy: "presidents have been using teleprompters for more than half a century", but "none has relied on them as extensively as Obama"
"Obama uses teleprompters for routine announcements and even for the opening statements of his only press conference so far"
Bradley Blakeman, a former Bush aide, said "he (Obama) is extremely scripted" and that the teleprompter makes him look robotic.
A Marxist robot. Perhaps we're reaching diminishing returns on technology, eh???