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Well written, delivered address
January 28, 2010 - Jim Smith
While I didn't agree with some of what President Barack Obama said during his State of the Union Address Wednesday evening, I certainly can't take anything away from how well it was written or delivered.
Obama's speech was superbly crafted, managing to spread the blame for the economic plight facing the nation among the Bush administration, lobbyists, both houses of Congress, both political parties and himself. It mixed humor, seriousness and criticism, while reminding all in the room they have a responsibility to the people who elected them and to the nation far above and beyond their personal ambitions ... which I believe all politicians and elected officials need to be reminded repeatedly.
The president even took on the black-robed Supreme Court sitting at the front of the assembly, chiding it for its decision to overturn previous court's opinions and allow multinational corporations and Big Business to donate huge sums to candidates in an obvious attempt to buy political offices.
Did Obama hit one of the park and will it stir any movement in Congress? Those are questions only time will tell, but it certainly didn't hurt his likability rating, even if it didn't help the popularity of his programs.
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