January 27th, 2010
09:38 PM ET
12 years ago

Borger: Obama a tad defensive

(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.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. File under "Sarcasm"

    Different day, same story, same empty promises to spend more money than we've got.

    January 27, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  2. m smith

    you would be defensive too if you had all the crazy wingnuts slamming you for everything you say or do. Come on lighten up

    January 27, 2010 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  3. Jordan

    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.

    January 27, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  4. Dianne

    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.

    January 27, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  5. andy

    A liar is always defensive.

    January 27, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  6. Joan

    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.

    January 27, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  7. mavcal

    Obama leads by hindsight, rhetoric and ego insted of by foresight.

    January 27, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  8. Career serviceman

    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.

    January 27, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  9. Linda Kirby

    I think his tone is just right - realistic, hopeful, honest. He seems like himself.

    January 27, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  10. cover

    he knows what geither did

    January 27, 2010 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |