McCain versus the Teleprompter

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He’s struggling, as he sometimes does — misplacing the emphasis on words, sounding at times like he’s reading the speech for the first time, losing energy during the sections on issues he’s never been particularly passionate about, buring applause lines in a string of sentences. It’s as if he can’t bring himself to pretend he’s not reading a teleprompter — that the charade distracts and frustrates him.