"More government isn't going to help you get ahead. It's going to hold you back." That line was the summation of his major theme. Pure Reagan. Too bad he isn't more comfy in front of the camera, because he could do a good job if he had Reagan's happy warrior spirit. But he is young enough to get the experience.
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If Rubio listened and grasped Obama's speech he would have heard Obama say " we need a smarter government not a bigger one". Very unimpressed with Rubio. The Republican party is going nowhere with him. He appeared nervous, wiping his face constantly and reaching for water like an amateur. A child could have responded better. The stock market is up 7000 pts. It is the highest that it has been since the Bush disaster. The housing market is rebounding. The Republicans are clueless. Why can't they admit it. Rubio is not in the same league as Obama. It's like comparing a Pro to an amateur.
<shrug> It's just a speech. It means little. Same for Obama's. Pretty words, many of which either of them might have said. The SOTU is a vestigial tradition. I'm not sure what purpose it served in the 18th century but in today's age of mass media it's just show biz.