I watched the bulk of the State of the Union address last night and the balance on Youtube this morning. Also, as is my practice, I went back and re-watched a substantial portion of the speech with the sound off. I recommend that for picking up the paralinguistic message of the speech.
So far I’ve been disappointed with the professional commentary on the speech. Where you stand definitely seems to depend on where you sit. Overall they give the impression of having been written a couple of days ago. If you run into any really insightful commentary, I’d appreciate knowing about it. I’m particularly interested in supporters of the president who didn’t care for the speech or opponents of the president who liked it.
As usual, Joe Gandelman has a solid round-up of commentary from the professional media and the blogosphere.