I Did Not Watch The State Of Union. I Had Better Things to Do.

January 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

From CNN

President Obama returned to many of the themes from his campaign during his State of the Union address, calling for change and condemning partisanship in Washington, while maintaining an unflappable confidence that America’s best is yet to come.

“I campaigned on the promise of change, change we can believe in, the slogan went,” the president said in his Wednesday night address. “Right now, I know there are many Americans who aren’t sure if they still believe we can change, or that I can deliver it. But remember this: I never suggested that change would be easy or that I could do it alone.”

Despite his appeal for unity, response to his speech fell largely along partisan lines. His words left many encouraged, but others remained skeptical that this time, change would come.

“It’s not about rhetoric anymore … It’s about record. And that’s the issue he faces going forward,” said John Avlon, author of “Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics.”

Obama rode into the White House on a wave of hope, rallying the base of the Democratic Party while winning over independent voters. A year into his presidency, however, polls suggest that much of the excitement has faded to disenchantment.

Personally, I did not watch the speech. I had better things to do like running and going to a 12-step meetings. Those speeches really do not mean that much. All they are is just talk. It is the action that counts far more than words.


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