Thursday, January 28, 2010
State of the Union
Sorry Mr Prez, it was far too long. 70 Minutes long, Bush used to do his in 30. I suppose it was wise though to focus on the economy. American voters have proved over and over again that they elect and will re elect leaders that are fiscally sound. Its what got Clinton reelected and what made Bush senior and Carter one termers who couldn't even get into Mr Burn's Birthday party in that episode of The Simpsons. Obama has a long way to go to prove that he can come anywhere close to balancing the budget. Even if the economy improves over the next three years he will have a very hard time convincing the electorate that he is fiscally responsible if he has not significantly reduced the deficit. Anyway, I found the speech too long and boring to analyse in detail. Even the gays in the military thing, Obama wants to end the "don't ask don't tell" policy, hardly a shocking revelation.