1. Bush has a short one. Sarkozy has a long one. Cher does not use hers. What is it?
2. Is it concession speech? 31 million uninsured; 45,000 deaths annually due to lack of health insurance, according to Harvard study. #SOTU
3. Keeping a poker face & sitting with starry eyes (or dismissive toned) for 90 minutes is no easy job. Kudos to Chief Justices, Joint Chiefs.
4. Obama mentions Dick Cheney with ‘schoolyard taunts’. “Let’s put aside the schoolyard taunts about who is tough.” #SOTU
5. Obama to GOP naysayers: “Just saying no to everything might be good for politics; but that is not leadership” is refreshing. #SOTU
6. Last year’s #SOTU – Health, energy, education – the new new deal; This time all of them were there with boldfaced deficit & debt reduction
7. Republicans stiffness with anything Obama is gently chided with mention of ‘not appreciating the speech even when he talks abt Job creation’
8. No axis of evil; no war on terror declaration; not even Islamic terrorism. boring SOTU speech by president is substancy & principled.