Quantcast
Connect with us

Santorum: ‘It should be illegal to read off a teleprompter’

Published

on

In Rick Santorum’s perspective, no presidential candidate should ever be allowed to use a teleprompter on the campaign trail.

The former Pennsylvania senator expressed his unorthodox view in his latest attack of the speech reading device Sunday afternoon, according to CNN. While campaigning at a restaurant in Gulfport, Mississippi, Santorum questioned the authenticity of any candidate using a teleprompter.

ADVERTISEMENT

“See, I always believed that when you run for president of the United States, it should be illegal to read off a teleprompter,” he said. “Because all you’re doing is reading someone else’s words to people.”

He added: “You’re voting for someone who is going to be the leader of our government. 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.”

Santorum not only has been among the Republican critics of President Barack Obama’s usage of teleprompters, but also called out Mitt Romney’s choice to include the device for his speeches.

Santorum has chosen not to use a teleprompter during his speeches.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Lincoln Project takes out huge ad buy in military publications to highlight Trump’s failures

Published

on

On Tuesday, the Lincoln Project issued a press release announcing a massive ad buy on the Stars & Stripes and Military Times network of publications, aiming ads at servicemembers and veterans to remind them of President Donald Trump's lack of respect for the troops.

“It’s a complete disgrace that a Commander-in-Chief who dodged serving in Vietnam and denigrated POW's publicly has the audacity to disrespect the millions of brave men and women who volunteered for military service,” said Lincoln Project veteran's affairs adviser Fred Wellman. “President Trump has allowed Russia to put bounties on the heads of our brave service members and sought favor with our enemies. The Lincoln Project is taking this message directly to the military community so that every service member, veteran, and their families know the truth about Donald Trump’s betrayal of America’s troops.”

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Romney shredded for letting Trump have another justice after he voted to remove Trump from office just months ago

Published

on

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced that he will vote to support President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee despite Americans already casting ballots to replace him. It's something that many found remarkable because Romney just voted earlier this year to remove Trump from office, but he now he believes it is appropriate for another judge to be fast-tracked through the senate.

While Romney does have a history of loving conservative judges, he doesn't have a good history with Trump as he's been one of few Republicans to hold Trump accountable for moral and ethical failings. However, like Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Romney has refused to do anything about his "concerns."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Manhattan prosecutors file brief suggesting Trump is facing a ‘criminal tax fraud’ investigation

Published

on

Whatever happens on Election Day 2020 — whether President Donald Trump wins a second term or Vice President Joe Biden is elected president — Trump will no doubt continue to be the subject of multiple investigations. Some of those investigations are likely to come from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who has been aggressively probing Trump’s financial history. And in an appellate brief filed on Monday, September 21, Vance stressed that his office should have access to Trump’s tax returns because reports from major publications indicate that a “criminal tax fraud” investigation is needed.

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE