Campaign Rhetoric and the State of the Union Address

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President Obama told a joint session of Congress that he inherited an economy in free fall. He said, "The state of the union is getting better," even though partisan differences have thwarted his efforts to make it better still. He used the SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden to call for unity. Today, the President is on the road, taking the messages of last night's State of the Union speech to voters across the country. We summarize the results, get partisan reactions and hear from Americans in different parts of the country.



 
Credits

Guests:
George Condon - National Journal - @georgecondon, 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

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Karen Radziner, Caitlin Shamberg