Tuesday, March 25, 2008

McCain Camp Tries A New Teleprompter To Make Him Look Authentic

Despite repeated attempts, getting John McCain to look like he knows something from memory is been hard work for his campaign staff. He either looks entirely too scripted, or he just doesn't know what he's talking about. Well it looks like the top brass have come up with something new, though the machine has been around awhile.

From Hotline:

In an effort to improve John McCain's big speech delivery, his campaign put in place for today's speech a large flat screen monitor and two side panel teleprompters. Campaign officials have expressed concern that McCain has looked in prior speeches like he was watching a tennis match. Today, by installing a large monitor in the back of the room, McCain is able to fix his gaze straight ahead.

The goal, of course, is to help McCain look like he's speaking more naturally to the nearly 20 cameras on hand for the AZ Sen's most extensive remarks on the housing crisis to date.

That is the goal, but what will the reality be? I doubt McCain has much to say on the Housing crisis, because if you are in bed with the people that screw the working-middle class over, generally you aren't going to say anything that might help those that are losing their homes. Though at least he won't look fake when he sides with the banking industry over the people who have been foreclosed on.