It seems Mr. Teleprompter must have missed the flight:
Barack Obama, the World’s Greatest Orator (™all news organisations), didn’t exactly cover himself in glory when the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson asked him a question about who was to blame for the financial crisis. Normally word perfect, Obama ummed, ahed and waffled for the best part of two and a half minutes.
It’s not exactly a mystery. As I’ve shown before, the man doesn’t possess a superior intelligence and he is almost completely unable to speak coherently unless he’s reading. Notice how much Obama laughs when he’s interviewed… he uses it as a means of covering up the fact that he cannot construct complete sentences on the fly.
Seriously, who is still babbling things like this by the time they reach the END of a statement: “I’m a great believer in looking forwards than looking backwards.” Did the newspaper blow the transcript or is this some sort of presidential ebonics?