You make some very interesting points. I agree that many presidents use the teleprompter and they have to at times. However, no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small as Obama. He is totally dependent on that darn machine and it's to a point were it has become his crutch,lol.
Question, when was the last time in his entire presidency that you have seen him not use it (teleprompter) and just speak from his mind? and when you take away his teleprompter he seems lost and incoherent at times. He can't even explain the intricacies of this disastrous health care bill he's trying force through, when a majority of Americans don't want it. But that's not even a telepromoter issue it's moreso a issue of him not knowing what's in the bill because he probably didn't read it.
I just think Obama seems like a smart person but lacks common sense on so many issues even Jon Steward agrees when it comes to using a teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom
Jon Stewart Mocks Obama For Using Teleprompter In Sixth Grade Classroom (VIDEO)
Obama's Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner
Just being facetious, a lil political humor for your enjoyment