The State of the Union address is the only time that one of the most secretive administrations our country has ever seen is required by law to speak to the American people. Listening to yet another State of the Union from Bush proved to be far more than I could stomach. It is good to see people like Barack Obama provide his opinion. There was a time when the American people would have vocally and vigorously opposed permanent tax cuts for the rich, promises of endless war, and a general disdain for the middle class. The following video shows Obama’s response which provides some excellent feedback.
Best of all, it helps remind us that leaders of this country can care about the common person and can improve life by addressing important issues. The challenge now becomes in trying to get Americans to think enough to elect a new President that meets these requirements.