So I’m up to my neck in show prep for tomorrow morning’s Bill Bennett radio show, which will be devoted—all three hours—to “deconstructing” (time we used the academic left’s terminology against them) Obama’s State of the Union speech. By all means you should skip it. I’m watching it so you don’t have to. Also radio. So do tune in to the show in the morning if you can; I’ll have Pete Wehner, Reps. Jim Jordan, Tom McClintock, and Trent Franks, and the Weekly Standard‘s Fred Barnes as my on air guests to break it all down for us.
TV ratings for State of the Union speeches have been going down steadily for years. Did you know this is first one that is “digitally integrated”? That’s what the White House says. I think this is a brazen play for millennial “gamers” myself. But you can check it out if you want. It appears, by the way, that there will be 22 guests sitting with the First Lady, each of whom may get a shout out from Obama: the State of the Union as People magazine, or “Who’s Got Talent?”
There’s a nifty video the White House has put out with a short potted history of the SOTU. It isn’t all bad, but I do feel bad for the White House that it has a tiny amount of viewership on YouTube. Not a good sign for the first “digitally integrated” SOTU.
Anyway, tune in tomorrow morning. We’ll have great fun.