According to recent reports Obama is taking his teleprompter on the road. Obama addressed supporters at a rodeo of all places with his trusty teleprompter front and center. Apparently all that soaring oratory goes out the window when the Senator is off script. Obama came to national prominence by giving a speech at the Democratic convention in 2003. The highly praised speech was presented using a teleprompter. Nothing wrong with that, most candidates and elected leaders all use teleprompters for major speeches.
There may be something wrong with a candidate for President who can barely string two sentences together without a teleprompter. Obama has consistently refused to join John McCain in a series of "townhall meetings" which would allow the American people to get to know the candidates. When Obama was finally shamed into visiting Iraq he gave a forty minute press conference. During which he hemmed and hawed so many times that Rush Limbaugh had all the stops and stutters strung together to make a seven and a half minute "Obama Uh Montage". Now before you do the math and say, "well seven minutes out of 40 isn't so bad" remember to allow time for the questions from the press which had to take up 1/3 of the 40 minutes.
Obama has been hailed as a brilliant speaker, but take away the teleprompter, which holds a speech written by David Axelrod, and he is more tongue tied than George W Bush.