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Rick Santorum: It Should Be Illegal To Use A Teleprompter

Rick Santorum thinks that a candidate should not use a teleprompter -- or speechwriters.
"See, I always believed that when you run for president of the United States, it should be illegal to read off a teleprompter," Santorum said at a Gulfport restaurant. "Because all you're doing is reading someone else's words to people."

He continued to elaborate on why he believes prompters should have no place in politics, saying that people should know that a candidate's words haven't been "focus-grouped" and that the words are the candidate's - not those of "pollsters and speechwriters."

"You're voting for someone who is going to be the leader of our government," Santorum said. "It's important for you to understand who that person is in their own words, see them, look them in the eye...hear what's (in their) heart."

"You're choosing a leader. A leader isn't just about what's written on a piece of paper."
So Rick Santorum is knocking any candidate who uses a speechwriter or teleprompter. Really.

Here's a free tip for Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich:



Santorum is free to believe what he likes regarding the use of teleprompters. However, to suggest that they be outlawed is stupid at best and bordering on unconstitutional at worst.

Or, as Timothy Watson said on the twitters earlier:


Indeed.

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Photo: President Ronald Reagan, standing behind a teleprompter, picks up his speech after his address to the 39th session of the United Nations General Assembly. David Pickoff/AP