Sure, Sen. Barack Obama can read a TelePrompter better than anyone else in history — better even than Ronald Reagan.Â Heck, Obama has such a wonderfulÂ voice that heÂ could read the ingredients off of a bottle of Nyquil and it would sound interesting.
But Obama is like everyone else as a speaker in one particular way. Like everyone else, he’sÂ best when he’s talking without notes andÂ telling stories.Â
Here he is demonstratingÂ what makes everyone come across well when giving a speech. Obama is telling a pie story without notes. HeÂ sounds like he’s having an animatedÂ conversation with friends over dinner. You can’t do that when you’re reading, even if you’re reading a TelePrompter and you’re Barack Obama.