(CNN) - It took the president almost two pages to say the state of our union is strong - and he finally got applause. Seems a tad defensive, especially on the bank bailout.
Different day, same story, same empty promises to spend more money than we've got.
you would be defensive too if you had all the crazy wingnuts slamming you for everything you say or do. Come on lighten up
It took the President two pages to place our situation within a historical perspective, his goal – his goal was not to receive applause until his important point was made. Our country has had its ebbs and tides, and faced cricis far more significant than this economic crisis.
Borger, that is not important. Try to be professional and not nit picky and gossipy. Try to view more than the negative that the press likes to give us.
A liar is always defensive.
He's not defensive. He's telling the truth. If he cured cancer, solved world peace and ended world poverty the other side would still criticize him. They want him to fail and the health care plan to be his Waterloo. What a shame. Being the party of "fear, smear and NO" is not going to help the country. I hope the American people can see through their negative strategies.
Obama leads by hindsight, rhetoric and ego insted of by foresight.
More than defensive. We were all told the focus would be on reaching the hearts of the American people and focusing on the economy. Instead, there was more preaching about health care reform, finger pointing that still sustains the division between parties, and of course, claiming to not want to concern himself with the past but he still continues to blame Bush. This more elitist, demanding, and offensive to middle America than the first speech.
I think his tone is just right - realistic, hopeful, honest. He seems like himself.
he knows what geither did