Biden “Leashed to Teleprompter” By Obama for Tendency to Say “Stupid Stuff”

Anyone who has watched Joe Biden over 35 years in the Senate might have a little bit of trouble recognizing the guy who is running to be Barack Obama’s Vice President. Oh, yes, he looks like the same fellow. But traveling with Biden during this campaign has sometimes been like reporting on a politician packaged in shrink-wrap. While his windy, off-point pontification was the stuff of legend among his Senate colleagues, Biden is now leashed to a teleprompter even when he is talking in a high school gym that is three-quarters empty. The exposure hound who in recent years appeared more often than any other guest on the Sunday talk shows is a virtual stranger to the small band of reporters on his plane — less accessible than even Sarah Palin is to her traveling pack of bloodhounds. And Biden keeps to a schedule that provides a minimum of off-the-cuff encounters with voters, except across a rope line.

From TIME Magazine

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. ...
Biden, teleprompter keeping him brief with no off-the-cuff remarks, on the right.
Vote; just don’t talk to Biden…..Here he addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Jupiter, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.(AP Photo J Pat Carter)

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http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1854640,00.html

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