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Back on the trail, Obama clings to the teleprompter

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Photo - President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Rollins College, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. Obama is campaigning in Florida and Northern Virginia today. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Rollins College, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. Obama is campaigning in Florida and Northern Virginia today. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Obama spoke to supporters in Florida this afternoon, but was careful to stick to his script, relying heavily on his teleprompters.

The president campaigned without teleprompters last month, when he made his  controversial "you didn't build that" remark about business owners.

A campaign aide insisted last week that Obama's slip up wouldn't change the campaign's teleprompter strategy.

 “The attempts by the Romney campaign to make this into their rallying cry haven’t changed anything,” said a senior campaign official to the Hill, adding that Obama “has done events without a teleprompter since then.” 

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