President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
He will use this speech to frame his campaign for reelection.
“And that’s rebuilding an economy where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded – and an America where everybody gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules,” he told supporters.
The President will cite the “four pillars” on which his blueprint for America will rest: manufacturing, engineering, worker skills and American values.
- MANUFACTURING: According to “talking points” sent by the White House to its political defenders and surrogates, the president will call for “a new era of American manufacturing with more good jobs and more products stamped Made in the USA.
- ENERGY: He will propose “a new era” for energy in the US – “fueled by homegrown & alternative energy sources.
- WORKER SKILLS: He’ll put forward “new ideas” for education and training to take on “jobs of today and tomorrow.”
- AMERICAN VALUES: The president will call for “a return to American Values of fairness for all and responsibility from all.”
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will give the official Republican rebuttal immediately following the President’s speech.
Make sure that you tune in!