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Question of the day: Was it unfair for the debate commission to deny Obama use of a teleprompter?

By Doug Powers  •  October 5, 2012 01:09 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s a tradition that’s been a staple in presidential contests going back to the Lincoln/Douglas debates:


But for some reason this year the Commission on Presidential Debates disallowed the use of teleprompters at the debates — President Obama hardest hit.

Obama supporters were asked if this was unfair:

In addition to allowing teleprompters, a frustrated Chris Matthews is lobbying the debate commission to include “50/50” and “phone-a-friend” options as well.

Related update: President Obama is being sent to debate camp next week.

(h/t Ace of Spades)

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