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Obama's State of the Union: opening act for tough 2012 race

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 01:17

U.S. President Barack Obama will use Tuesday's State of the Union address to draw sharp differences between himself and Republicans on the economy and job growth, says Reuter's Jeff Mason in Washington.

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President Barack Obama has a huge opportunity with the State of the Union Address. It's one of the only times this year that you'll have a chance to address tens of millions of people at once shop. And because you'll be into the house of representative of Republicans and Democrats from both sides he can have a chance to promote himself the bipartisan leader Willie do that. Probably not he's gonna talk instead about all the issues that contrasts him with the other side there'll be both political issues and policies. On politics aside and talk about active wanting to refer to it in the program -- company in sports job in the United States. You also talk about renewable energy and talk about the economy in general and that's where you'll -- the contrast. You talk about how he wants to build an economy that really helps the middle class and that will be seen as the contrast with what he sees his opponents on the Republican side doing. Which is boosting an economy for the rich and the 1%. It's a very political speech and you'll see the politics follow what the next day the president leaves and five day tour to promote the State of the Union Address. That state tour will include five battleground states. The meat and other White House that it's about the state of the union it's really about the campaign. This is Jeff Mason with reporters.

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Obama's State of the Union: opening act for tough 2012 race

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 01:17