The Washington Post does a nice job comparing this year’s State of the Union to President Obama’s previous annual speeches:
President Obama devoted nearly half of his fourth annual address to Congress to the economy. A breakdown of the State of the Union and a look back at his previous three speeches.
Yes. The State of the Union address, which is like the Oscars or Super Bowl for politics nerds like me, is tonight. Here’s a look back at President Obama’s speech last year:
And the Republican response from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell:
Interesting. Both men used “Americans” quite often. Obama stressed “people,” while McDonnell focused on “government”. The latter also likes the word “must,” as does Texas Gov. Rick Perry.