Just for 20 minutes and he still has to rely on a cotton pickin teleprompter. This is embarrasing to say the least. I watched Sarah Palin in her Iowa speech last month and she spoke brilliantly for 45 minutes without one just like she recited her acceptance speech at the convention when the teleprompter stopped working but for 20 minutes, the President can't memorize a speech that short? I think the president has a learning disability which makes him have to rely on help with the teleprompters. The speech he gave to a bunch of 6th graders with teleprompters in class is proof that he has a mind affliction. Teleprompter to make a debut in Parliament when Obama speaks - India - DNA A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November eight. As per the tentative programme being worked out, the address by Obama, who once said that "America has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi", would not be for more than 20 minutes. The president's programme in Parliament House complex itself will be less than an hour long, Parliament sources said today. It is scheduled to start at 5pm. The programme will feature a welcome speech by vice-president Hamid Ansari and a vote of thanks by Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar. The US president would also sign the Golden Book, the visitors diary of Parliament. SNIP Obamas reliance on the teleprompter is unusual--not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small. Teleprompters are textbook-sized panes of glass holding the prepared remarks of the speaker and which rests on top of a tall, narrow pole and flank his podium during speeches.