January 18th, 2010
05:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama to give State of the Union address January 27

Washington (CNN) - Senior administration officials confirm President Obama will deliver his State of Union address on January 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

The decision for Obama to deliver the nationally televised speech next week was made Monday, offficials said.

soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. sb

    Fixing what need to be fixed takes in this country takes time – it is like having a baby takes 9 months and if the baby comes any sooner, there are some changers of an "unhealthy" baby. Got to give the guy enough time – the only way to do it

    January 18, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. Mike Kemper

    On January 27th Obama will give his version of the state of the union. Unfortunately, it is going to be another pie-in-the-sky free bubble up and rainbow stew Democratic myth. America does not want to be a socialist state Mr. Obama. Get used to the idea before you go any further. Taxpayers rebelled to form this country and you are even more ignorant than we think if you believe they will not rebel again. We cannot keep paying the price to make everyone fit the same socail class.

    January 18, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  3. revolution

    What else is on???

    January 18, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Well at least it's on a Wed and won't interfere with any of my TV shows for a change. I would care more if he wasn't on TV all the time already, the man really loves to be televised.

    And Bob you calling people who are voicing legitimate concerns shows that you are just as ignorant as the ones you are calling ignorant.

    January 18, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  5. Robin in Tampa, FL

    Maybe I'm reading too much into this but *if* Brown wins the Mass election (which I don't think he will ... he's still very much the under dog) the Democrats would have at most 10-15 days to get the Healthcare bill passed while they still have a 60 seat super-majority. Considering the 27th is only 9 days away I'm guessing the President will use the State of the Union as a final rallying point to get the Healthcare bill passed.

    January 18, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  6. Willy Brown

    Barry trying to ram socialism health care down our throats. Why else would he go on TV so early?

    January 18, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  7. freddie

    With all the missed promises in 2009, what can we look for in 2010?

    January 18, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  8. Brian Paul

    I'm glad to see that even Mass, a very democrat oriented state is wising up to what is going on with washington. I'm a democrat and I'm fed up with what we are doing. GO BROWN win that seat!!!!!

    January 18, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  9. Jason

    It will just be a bunch of crap as usual.

    I had hoped for more from Obama, but he is mediocre at best.

    By the way, thanks Obama, for going back on the public option and individual mandates. What a bunch of horse manure.

    January 18, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  10. Michael

    No matter the speech, or whatever Obama will be speaking about, President Obama has lost all credibility and can not be trusted. Transparency?? behind closed doors deals?? ha ha ha

    January 18, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  11. JimH

    Wow, that's the same day that his criminal treasury secretary, Timmy Geithner, and the last one, Paulson, are set to testify before congress for their treasonous acts against the American people. Coincidence?

    January 18, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  12. Kevin in Ohio

    That gives Reid and Pelosi a week to find a way to ram the health care bill down our throats and prevent Scott Brown from taking his seat. Obama is pulling out all stops. The only way he can save his presidency, though, is by starting to LISTEN to the voices of ALL American people...not just those who think like him.

    January 18, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  13. Dale

    I promise this and that and things will get better if we tax and spend some more. We are worse than we were 2 years ago and it is no longer Bush's fault.

    January 18, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  14. Jane

    I bet it gets fewer viewers than Olbermann.

    25% of his pResidency is gone, and he has lied about everything.

    Good riddance.

    2012 can't come soon enough!

    January 18, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  15. Joe

    Tell you what Bush did...just like stretching a rubber band he pushed us too far right and now it has snapped back too far left. Thanks W for paving the way for Obama...the anti-Bush. It goes to show this country can't be governed effectively from the radical right or the radical left...Marxism and Facism are equal failures. This is a centrist country...that's why the independents are determining election outcomes now.

    January 18, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  16. changejar

    Obama has shown us change ....how to turn our dollars into change. Anyone out there doing better than before. I am not nor anyone I know.
    The man is not qualified. You can have your HOPE is he but I don't think so. By the way all you so called educated people out there must be blind deaf and dumb. Maybe you just HOPE you are smart.
    We need a real Leader who stands for the values this country was based on. I can only HOPE we the people have had enough and vote.
    By the way if what makes it OK to run down the teabaggers and not OK to run down any one else?

    January 18, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  17. Jenn, Philadelphia

    The first few lines will be used to remind every one how he "inherited" these problems and it was all Bush's fault. 5 days after the earthquake in Haiti and still no food, water or medical supplies despite his pledge. Why is it taking so long? This had better end all the complaints about Katrina from the liberal bloggers, unless they're prepared to insult President Obama for his handling of Haiti.

    January 18, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  18. Debby

    Whats the big deal about this Bush gave them periodically to.

    January 18, 2010 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  19. freelance

    "Mr. Obama wants to turn us into obedient servants of a Marxist dictatorship. We will not submit." You've been saying this since he took office, rococo. So what are you gonna do, besides whine? You people were gonna take back the country on April 15, remember? 9 months ago? Looks like you've changed your mind and decided to submit. You're only plan is a primary between Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich. It would be equivalent to World Wide Wrestling. You've been saying for a year that we're becoming Communist, Socialist, Marxist. Yet you haven't come up with a better plan, or have the nads to leave the country you've given up on. Oh, and BTW, tell you're Republican legislators who are against the health care bill to drop their government provided insurance.

    January 18, 2010 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  20. DC Observer

    Obama has little in the way of achievements that he can speak about; does that mean that he will give us that tired old line that this is George Bush's fault and it will take more time to fix. If that is what Mr Oblamo is going to say, he should keep his speech short to about 2 minutes.

    Obama has broken every major promise he made to the american public. His tax and spend approach and his behind closed door governance style is growing old with most Americans who want jobs, jobs, jobs.

    Mr Obama, it is the economy stupid.

    January 18, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  21. alcgriffith429

    state the union.

    obama will announce that he is quitting because he is tired of fronting for President David Axelrod and reading Axelrod's speeches and setting Axelrod's policies.

    Obama will leave to become president of the United States of Entertainment.

    January 18, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  22. Patrick

    I would like to hear what his contingency plans are if the cost savings in medicare and medicaid arent realized? So if the 500 Billion savings is say only 300 billion...what then?
    I would also like him to discuss plans by some in his party to create a VAT (value added tax) in the next few years.

    January 18, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  23. Tippit

    Some of this stuff is so patently untrue and unfair. What handouts to what supporters of President Obama? Really makes me wonder why people are so quick to convince themselves about things that are patently wrong and even silly to propose.
    Two wars, a mess left by the former administration and you expect miracles in 12 months. JUST STOP!

    January 18, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  24. fedup

    So who cares????????? Just more lies and statements that it was Bush's fault. Grow some balls Obama, be accountable and just maybe you can someday become presidential.

    January 18, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  25. Ilene

    And so Mr. Brown thinks he's the hero galloping in on a white horse to save us from health insurance! Don't let this happen people! The irony of having someone from MA be the person that brings down reform – the same state that Senator Kennedy spent his entire life fighting for healthcare from is just too sad. Voters, go for Coakley!

    January 18, 2010 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
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