Americans Respond to the State of the Union

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President Obama told Congress and the American people last night that, "the state of our Union is getting stronger." It was an upbeat message in marked contrast to the doom and gloom expressed by Republican challengers in town halls, television ads and 18 televised debates. The President asked for unity, but acknowledged partisan gridlock, and advocated tax reforms that sounded tailored to fit Mitt Romney. We hear excerpts and political analysis, and talk to Americans outside the Beltway what they heard when their President spoke to them.  (This story was informed in part from sources in the Public Insight Network.)

Credits

Guests:
John Christine - worker in commercial construction (Republican), Dennis Brady - retired businessman (Republican), Elizabeth Wahl - educational consultant, Gary Langer - Langer Research Associates and ABC News - @garylanger, Rich Galen - Mullings.com - @richgalen, Karen Finney - Democratic stragetist - @finneyk

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis