9:12 PM: Is it possible to unite Congress against heroin? Is that where we are?
9:16 PM: Even the fractional chance that Donald Trump could be given this speech in twelve months is enough to make me think, Okay, this might be the last State of the Union.
9:24 PM: This feels like the most tepid State of the Union I've maybe ever heard. It's like having Obama start with, 'okay I'm really not going to go into any policy stuff I'm just going to go big picture about the future', kind of left everyone feeling, what are we going to get angry and yell about?
9:31 PM: Maybe a different way to put it might be: "Okay, I don't really care about this partisan stuff anymore. I'm just going to give you the big picture as I see it."
9:32 PM: Okay, the Sputnick thing was a great line. That really does capture it.
9:35 PM: Now, we seem to be hitting a groove.