Do you agree that Obama lost track of the Missus when he read the teleprompter

Here’s the video of a speech Obama gave at the Transition Ceremony for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  You need only watch the first 40 or so seconds.

Here’s my transcript of those seconds:

Thank you very much.  Secretary Panetta, thank you for your introduction and your extraordinary leadership.  To Members of Cong, Vice President Biden, Members of the Joint Chiefs, Service Secretaries, distinguished guests, and men and women of the finest military in the world.   Most of all, Admiral Mullen, Deborah, Michael and I also want to acknowledge your son Jack who’s deployed today.

Who is Michael?  Thomas Lifson argues that Obama is such an empty vessel that, when he reads his teleprompter, he’s not even listening to himself.  He posits, further, that the teleprompter said “Michelle” and that Obama misread it as “Michael,” and didn’t correct himself, because he’s not paying attention to the words being fed into his own mouth.

What do you think?


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    With or without a TOTUS, he’s a walking gaffe. During a recent trip to the west coast for yet another fund raiser at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Shipley, he twice had to be corrected during the dinner that  Jon Shipley was not Phil or Michelle or whatever name he mistakenly kept calling him. Call me petty, but when you’re asking $25,000 a head, I am just old-fashioned enough to believe you should actually know/remember the name of  the home owner.
    To mangle an old metaphor, “his eyes are bigger than his brain.”
    Explanation (25 sec.) Some people will never be ready for prime time or the presidency.

  • GadgetGirl

    When I think of the kinds of gaffes he has made, I keep wondering if he has some sort of neurological disorder.
    On top of that, there’s the peculiar photo taken when his hair was short that appears to indicate a surgical scar. We have no real information about his health except the letter ostensibly from his physician that only asserted that he was in excellent health during the 2008 campaign, and the report on the annual presidential check-up that is published in the mainstream media. I’m not trying to establish some conspiracy theory here, just noting a continuing curiosity. The problem is not that he makes gaffes, but rather the type of gaffe that he makes. I don’t know enough about neurology to figure out if it’s a symptom of a physical problem.

  • Old Buckeye

    Just reinforces my conviction that he is a puppet.

  • Ymarsakar

    Malignant narcissists have a more serious problem than a neurological disorder.