Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama's First State of the Union Speech

The speech was as you would expect. Obama is a good speaker, but there was nothing really ground breaking here. His biggest mistake was stepping on Pelosi's line (happens at 5:40 in the video). Line stepping reminiscent of the mishap during his inaugural address (Berman Post: President Obama's Inaugural Address). Still, one flop in almost an hour, especially given his effectiveness as a public speaker, is not that bad.

Full transcript available at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/02/obama-text-spee.html.

Video embedded below.

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