Alison, I have no party so I do not subscribe to "tit for tat", rah-rah hiss boom ba football-esque politics. I am no fan of Romney, and even a lesser fan of Obama. It is a fact that most all anchors read from a teleprompter - and are chosen on the basis of their voice. I would prefer the president was not chosen on the same basis. If a president, presidential candidate chooses to read from a teleprompter, bully for them. Niether Obama nor Romney can hold a candle to the manner in which many actors can deliever (while reading out loud) Shakespeare. Which leaves - substance, like I said.
DB.yes, I am fully aware that most presidential candidates and presidents do not write, edit, revise and soley approve their own speeches. However, some in history did write and/or contribute to the lions share of their own speeches. Either way, some politicans trully are very good public speakers, actually do know their subjects, and can answer more than 2 questions in an hours time. It is irrelevant whether one agrees w the answer. I personally find it irritating the way Obama babbles on when asked a question. The more he talks the fewer questions he will have to answer - or is that just the fault of the medium - time??