President Obama’s speech at the National Academy of Sciences Monday morning hit a brief snag when Obama got ahead of his script.
Laying his plan for a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Obama began to name the members of PCAST listed in his prepared remarks – before realizing he’d already introduced them, earlier in his speech.
“In addition to John – sorry, the – I just noticed I jumped the gun here,” Obama said, pausing for several seconds as he looked at the prompter. “Go ahead. Move it up. I had already introduced all you guys.” (Politico)
I have found when speaking to a crowd, if you are sincere, speaking from your heart and believe in what you are saying - a prepared script, teleprompter or cue cards is not needed.
But again, the American public is not quite ready for quotes from the prompter punk's idol Saul Alinsky.