Obama State of the Union: Follow Analysis - Placing the Challenge on the Congress, People

From voting, to energy, gun control, to foreign policy, immigration and homeland security, Obama delivers a stunner of a state of the union address. Any time more than half of the room stands up or claps more than half of the time, you know you've made an address that has really made an impact. Will Congress run with his proposals? Maybe. Should they? Yes.

 

Judging by the standing time of John Boehner, many things will not change. By the sheer determination of President Obama, you know they are going to anyway! He has seriously thrown down the gauntlet tonight, and I'm happy to see making voting easier is one of the big issues he is covering - we have been too focused on making it harder to vote.

 

Stay tuned for the OFA conference call following the address...

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Alex Rausch

Alex is a graduate of the University of Kansas with degrees in both Journalism (Strategic Communications) and Political Science. He tends to lean/is a liberal and has been a part of numerous campaigns and worked in the Kansas legislature (as, what Kansans would consider, a crazy liberal) for multiple years. His favorite subjects to write about include education, entrepreneurship, social parity, the far east, law and civil rights. Alex believes that the right answers and best answers are not always the most appealing, but tends to be an optimist in most of what he does. When not writing for PolicyMic, he focuses on building his own businesses from the ground up, meeting new people, helping create ways for citizens to be active in their local political discussions and catching the latest episodes of "Futurama" or "The Walking Dead."

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