Obama’s State of the Union

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Policy & Politics

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.

State of the Union

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Uncategorized

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.