Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SOTU 2012 Review

Last night was President Obama's SOTU address. As usual, the POTUS was eloquent, optimistic, and a bit long-winded. The full transcript can be read here.

The pervasive message of Obama's speech was that there should be a level playing field in the economy. He called for more equal taxation, more investment in American jobs, and a recommitment to bipartisan discussion in Washington over these issues.

There was a lot of discussion following the address from both sides of the aisle. Some people thought the President did well, some didn't. The GOP response was, in my opinion, terribly partisan and more divisive than Obama's speech. Along with the GOP presidential candidates, there wasn't much voiced support for the President's views. It's sad, since I think Obama was trying to be very nonpartisan with his address.

Overall, I think it went well, but I don't think it changed many minds. Those who supported the President still do, and those that don't still don't. At this point, I think most people know where they fall, and that is a very sad observation to make this far from an election. It means people are voting more for party than policy, and that does not bode well for our country.

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