I want to address what Nova Dobe and DR have been saying about the teleprompter issue, accuracy and spontaneity in speeches.
First of all, this is a man who very, very clearly actually thinks about issues and his position on each one. He has made many promises and predictions, and has a LOT on his mind and on his plate. He has advisors and a cabinet, but he has made it quite clear that he thinks each issue through himself, as well as taking others' evals under advisement. That said, and with the number of speeches, press conferences. press releases, interviews public appearances and meetings that he has, just exactly WHEN do you suppose he would have the time to write or co-write, read, edit, review and then MEMORIZE his speeches. If you recall, before the advent of teleprompters, every president, politician, professor, whatever came to the lecturn or podium with paper or book or index cards in hand. So what, besides technology, is different? It seems to me that you are so desperate for things to pick apart that you are succumbing to Rushian and O'Reillyian and Hannityian (etc...) show-biz, anti-intellectual garbage, just to have a negative thing to insinuate. I actually feel kind of sorry for you, having lost any trace of wonder, hope, idealism, enthusiasm - - - and I do NOT say this lightly, as we are going through horrible personal and business crises at the moment, directly resultant from the current economy. But to try to blame someone who has not yet been in office 2 months, when the problems were decades in the making?? Puleeze. How disingenuous. Cut the guy a little slack - if you came into a baseball game in the last inning, and it was the worst game in history and the fans were jeering and throwing rotten tomatoes - and then blamed YOU, the guy who had been in the dugout until now, before you had even spit into your hands and wiped them off on your uniform - wouldn't you think that was just a teensy bit unjust - and foolish? Wouldn't you want to see if the new batter or pitcher could turn the game around? Wouldn't that be exciting???
By the way, I don't know if you remember, but after GW showed, in his first few months of office, what an incredibly lousy grasp he had of the English language (and don't be fooled - his Spanish is not all he claims it is either...), he was fitted with an earpiece and transmitter, worn under his jacket, through which his "coaches" could prompt, correct and otherwise guide and handhold him through his speeches. His bizarre "mis-speaks" like "strategery" aside, he often bumbled things, and earned his reputation quite fairly. And, for all you deniers - it's all on tape, unedited. Personally, I have a REALLY hard time with any politician, scientist, author, teacher, etc. who cannot pronounce "nuclear". I liked Jimmy Carter (I have become much more ambivalent in recent decades), but it was a concerted effort, since he says "new-kewlur". This despite the fact that he was trained in nuclear power, and trained for the position of engineer in the Navy. Grrrr!