Analysis of any President’s 6th State of the Union Address is tricky business, because at this time in any Administration, opinions have hardened toward a President to the degree that people typically see only what they have decided in advance they want to see.
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State of the union addresses are typically seen as long, rambling, put-together-by-committee speeches, which they are. They rarely have the poetry or inspiration of, say, inaugural addresses. So people like me and other pundits tend to give state of the union addresses low marks.