You know how when you hang out with a person so often, and you develop a special relationship with that special someone you truly, truly love and rely on, that you start to inherit some of their traits?

Bam!

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A teleprompter obscures U.S. President Barack Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Capital University in Cleveland, Ohio August 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

It was bound to happen at some point.  The greatest orator of our time has turned out to be a bumbling dolt without his beloved teleprompter.