Panic mode hits as TOTUS-less Obama momentarily w/o prepared remarks in San Jose (VIDEO)

Oh my. Via the Washington Times:

President Obama was left stranded without a copy of his speech Friday as he prepared to give a short presentation about the importance of Californians enrolling in his health-care program.

As Mr. Obama walked on stage at the event in San Jose, Calif., he immediately noticed that a paper copy of his speech wasn’t on the podium with the presidential seal. The president was working without a teleprompter, and he tried to stall for time until aides could rescue him.

“Good morning everybody, it is wonderful to see all of you,” Mr. Obama said to the audience. “I want to thank everybody who is here. I think there’s only one problem, and that is that my remarks are not sitting here.”

Looking offstage, the president called out to aides: “People?” There was no immediate response.

Watch below to find out what eventually happened:

TOTUS. Don’t leave home without it.

Obama teleprompter
A teleprompter obscures President Obama as he speaks during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio August 21, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

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