Chuck Grassley: Romney's "Smart Enough to [Speak Without a] Teleprompter," "Unlike Obama" -- Both Romney and Grassley Use Teleprompters

Steve Benen notes that Senator Chuck Grassley is tweeting again:

In April, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) felt comfortable using his Twitter account to say he believes President Obama is "stupid." Today, the five-term Republican senator added some related thoughts.

Note that this is Grassley's official, verified account. It's not, in other words, some random 12-year-old tweeter or a Democrat hoping to make the Iowan look ridiculous. Unless his account was hacked -- and given Grassley's legendary propensity for saying dumb things on Twitter, that seems unlikely -- the senator actually published this, on purpose....

(Twitter isn't letting me embed right now, but the tweet is here.)

Steve posts many pictures of Grassley's preferred candidate for president, Mitt Romney, at or near a Teleprompter -- Romney uses one all the time.

I just want to add this: if Grassley is so allergic to the damn things, if he thinks they're the end of civilization as we know it, why is he standing before one at a McCain campaign rally in 2008?

I can't embed the C-SPAN video either, but go to the link -- it's at about 13:10.

I suppose Grassley would want me to point out that even though he's standing in front of a Teleprompter, and even though McCain and co-presenter Lindsay Graham may use the Teleprompter in the clip, he -- Chuck Grassley -- doesn't use it.

Instead, he reads his prepared remarks from some sort of manuscript -- typed pages? notecards? -- on the lectern before him.

Which is totally not like reading from a Teleprompter. So there!

No More Mister Nice Blog / By Steve M. | Sourced from

Posted at September 8, 2012, 8:11am

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