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