Take the script away from him and he's not even up to being a clerk at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
This is embarrassing.
As were musings like this, from not so long ago:
"Years from now speech instructors will be playing tapes of his speeches for their students; in fact; it’s probably happening already on many college campuses. Years from now books will be written compiling many of his speeches; some given even before he became one of the most historic of all our presidents. From here on in Barack Obama will be the standard by which great speakers are measured. He is undoubtedly one of the best public speakers ever (especially from a prepared script)."
Then he had to open his mouth without a teleprompter nearby.
Poof. The thrill is gone.