The Obama campaign has no plans to change the president's style on the stump in the wake of his "you didn't build that" remark, which Republicans have seized upon in recent days to argue the president is out of touch on the economy.
Obama made the impromptu remark during a Virginia campaign address earlier this month when he was speaking without a teleprompter, referring occasionally to a binder of notes on his podium. The Hill reported last week that Obama would rely on the teleprompter less so that he could be more spontaneous and interact with his supporters at campaign appearances instead of reading from two glass panes.
While the actions suggest Team Obama thinks the remarks have legs, the campaign insists the controversy won't change the president's strategy or messaging approach as the campaign heads into the final 100 days.
"The attempts by the Romney campaign to make this into their rallying cry haven't changed anything," said a senior campaign official, adding that Obama "has done events without a teleprompter since then."
The aide said even when Obama has prepared remarks in front of him on a podium, he "doesn't always use them."