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Santorum Calls for Outlawing Teleprompters, ‘Reading Someone Else’s Words To People’

By Adam Peck  

"Santorum Calls for Outlawing Teleprompters, ‘Reading Someone Else’s Words To People’"

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Criticizing President Obama for his use of a teleprompter is a favorite pastime for many Republicans, but GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum elevated the issue to a whole new level over the weekend by calling for outlawing their use by presidential candidates:

“See, I always believed that when you run for president of the United States, it should be illegal to read off a teleprompter,” Santorum said at a Gulfport restaurant. “Because all you’re doing is reading someone else’s words to people.”

Watch it, via CNN:

Of course, Santorum’s campaign, like those of almost every other politician, employs speechwriters to help draft his public remarks. So he is likely often “reading someone else’s words.”

More so than President Obama, Republican primary opponent Mitt Romney may be Santorum’s real target in the proposed teleprompter ban. Romney has been known to use the devices during big speeches, even though he’s also attacked Obama for using them.

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