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Obama trades teleprompter for flashcards

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At recent campaign events in Pennsylvania, Virginia and again Monday in Ohio, Obama spoke to crowds in high school gymnasiums and at crowded outdoor events without his teleprompter, instead using written notes. ...

Team Obama thinks the switch, or partial switch — the president is not giving up the teleprompter entirely — will help him better connect with voters. ...

A senior administration official acknowledged the shift in the president’s style, saying Obama is speaking “more extemporaneously.”

[The Hill]

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