Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style:
While the actions suggest Team Obama thinks the remarks have legs, the campaign insists the controversy won’t change the president’s strategy or messaging approach as the campaign heads into the final 100 days.
“The attempts by the Romney campaign to make this into their rallying cry haven’t changed anything,” said a senior campaign official, adding that Obama “has done events without a teleprompter since then.”
— “‘You didn’t build that’ remarks won’t change Obama’s strategy on the stump,” The Hill, July 27th.
President Obama spoke to supporters in Florida this afternoon, but was careful to stick to his script, relying heavily on his teleprompters
— “Back on the trail, Obama clings to the teleprompter,” Charlie Spiering, the Washington Examiner, today.
Has XD-235 gotten his raise yet? Does he have a new, less baked roadie to plug him in? A nice comfy crushed velvet-lined flight case? Between now and November, he’ll be by far the most important — and most potentially dangerous — member of Obama’s campaign team. Or as Ace quips, “If you’ve become president, you didn’t do that on your own. You didn’t build that Teleprompter or program in that script. Someone else did that.”