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Burr Promotes Teleprompter Myth; Is Himself Unable to Speak Coherently

By Matthew Yglesias  

"Burr Promotes Teleprompter Myth; Is Himself Unable to Speak Coherently"

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Richard Burr continues his campaign to become my favorite Senator with this bit of nonsense reported by WWAY:

Senator Richard Burr took a bit of a jab at President Barack Obama Friday night. Burr said he does not need a teleprompter to speak as he travels from city to city, unlike the president. Nor did Burr need one to talk about an economic turnaround in southeastern North Carolina.

As James Fallows has noted it’s hard to understand how Obama managed to wend his way through a two-year presidential campaign featuring many debates and town hall appearances if he’s as teleprompter-dependent as conservatives seem to think. And certainly his command of facts and logic at press conferences are superior to those of his predecessor. What’s more, the assertion that Burr didn’t need a teleprompter to talk about the economy is belied by reading what he actually said. It’s clear that he didn’t use a teleprompter, but that’s about all I can say for him:

“You can begin to see growth in this community, you see life, you see tourism back,” said Senator Burr. “It’s just a matter of time before this economy turns around and we see pricing stabilized and we forget about the economic downtime and we look forward to the opportunities.”

Pricing stabilized? Okay.

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