Having just posted about JFK’s Inaugural Address last week, my ear listened to President Obama’s State of the Union Address a little more closely Tuesday night. Did anyone else follow this? I heard his speech writer’s draw upon several former president’s style: Kennedy’s call for cooperation, Regan’s pragmatism, and Clinton’s reform of government for the betterment of society. Was this grand oratory? Grandiose rhetoric? Re-election smoke and mirrors? Middle school social studies teacher frustrated with dull class? What is your analysis?
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