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Obama State of the Union Address A Campaign Speech?

Obama’s State of the Union address is over and to many it sounded more like a campaign speech than anything else.  The State of the Union address is the annual address made by the President of the United States, and for the most part the purpose is to apprise the American Public of the current state of the country.

It’s no secret that President Obama is charismatic, and there’s no secret that he’s a great speaker.  However, the State of the Union didn’t have a lot of meat.  After all, a good chunk of the year was devoted to healthcare reform, and the train was abruptly stopped during last week’s special election in Massachusetts.

The focus on the speech was on jobs and the economy, and the message was very similar to his Presidential campaign – a promise of change.

That being said, I don’t envy the President.  He’s got his work cut out for him, and he’s got a lot of critics.  This year will be very dynamic, as it is the year of the mid-term elections.  Next year will be critical as well because it will be the year before the elections – and you know there will already be talks of the next Presidential race.

Will things change? Do you think we are better or worse than we were last year at this time? Leave your thoughts below.

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