Obama's State of the Union Speech: 5 People Impacted the Most
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Obama's reelection strategy is set to go into high gear
Tens of millions are expected to tune into President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. It is the first large-scale platform for Obama to separate himself from his potential GOP challengers and position his administration for what they hope are political victories in economic reform.
Here are five people who stand to be impacted by the content of Tuesday's speech:
Mitt Romney - Leading GOP Candidate
Romney has singularly criticized as Obama’s first three years in office as an outright failure. Obama will tout his accomplishments, like ridding the world of Osama bin Laden and a modest, but indicative growth period in the economy. Obama can potentially dissect Romney’s declaration of his so-called failed leadership with critical analysis of the very real circumstances of the Office of the Presidency.
David Plouffe - President Obama's Senior Advisor
One of the president’s most senior advisors, Plouffe was the architect of the historic 2008 election of Barack Obama. Whether he can dial up the way-back machine and get his guy reelected may speak to the real genius of their strategy; Obama scored with an inspiring message of hope and determination. Now, his approval rating is below 50 percent and the general public is fed up with Congress not being able to get things done. Obama will tout his record and will show that his administration is in control. As one of the most loyal and important holdovers still left in the administration, Plouffe said Tuesday that Obama will tackle the economy head on. "Listen to the ideas. And if you like those ideas, if you think they make sense, then, lift up your voice," he said.