…and slightly painful hilarity ensues.
For those who have wandered on over from the Other Side: the ‘hilarity’ part is that the question was even taken seriously by anybody. Obama didn’t have a Teleprompter at that debate for the same reason that he didn’t have a tuba: it wouldn’t have done him a damn bit of good. IT WAS A DEBATE! And – as 70 million people* could directly attest to – in a debate the idea is that the two (in this case) debaters talk to each other and argue with each other. For that matter, at least theoretically speaking the questions are not known in advance. Try writing a canned response for a question that you don’t know the exact wording of, sometime; it’s not that it’s hard to do, it’s that it’s impossibly hard to be worth doing. So… NO. Teleprompter BAD.
That’s the hilarity. The painful part is that clearly our university system keeps finding new and exciting nadirs of critical reasoning and introspection, suitable for throwing college students into. Either that, or 22 year old kids are ALWAYS that dumb; which I hope isn’t true, because it means that I was once just that bad and am merely fortunate that social media was not there to catch my rain of idiocy.
*Incredibly bad time for the Democrats to have the USA to wake up and say Hey, we’re having an election again this year, huh?