Communications Studies professor weighs in on president's speech

By: 16 Morning News Email
By: 16 Morning News Email

Tuesday night the president delivered his fourth State of the Union address to Congress and the American people. From immigration to gun control, to troop levels in Afghanistan, the president touched on several hot topics. So how did he do on his delivery?

Saint Mary’s College Professor Michael Kramer joined us on 16 Morning News to weigh in.

“It was almost as if he was saying I’m here for four more years, here are a bunch of things I would be interested in pursuing, if you want to do that I’m here and I’ll sign whatever legislation you want to pass.” Kramer said.

The president had several key guests in the audience, such as families of shooting victims. Kramer says it is very effective.

“I think it is very effective. It goes back to Ronald Reagan who did this very well. It puts a face on an issue and puts someone who is relatable, someone who is been through a difficult situation whether that be a job loss or a loss of a child, and suddenly that issue becomes a lot less abstract and becomes something that the public cares about.”

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