His critics will say this unfortunate photo reveals a deeper problem with his presidency — that he’s just a walking teleprompter.
A Reuters photographer captured a shot of Barack Obama with his face obscured by a teleprompter during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday.
The Drudge Report suggested that the shot was ‘rude.’ At the very least, it’s been raising eyebrows.
For just one moment, through one camera lens, the President of the United States turned into a teleprompter.
He was at the suburban Ohio college to speak about the rising cost of college, but the medium seemed to get in the way of his message — literally.
This isn’t the first time a chance angle has made a news photograph look surrealistic.
Last week, an Associated Press photographer caught a picture of the president that looked as though he had just conjured a ball of fire in his outstretched hands.
But, it was just a street light, snapped at precisely the right angle.
That photo set off an entirely new meme — ‘Wizard Obama.’
During the Ohio stop, Obama promised to expand the federal student loan program as a way to make college more affordable and combat the rising cost of higher education.
Obama said he used those same student loans to pay for his own schooling at Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
Republican opponent Mitt Romney has blamed the cost of higher education on the president’s ‘failed economic polities.’
Source: The Daily Mail