From the Wall Street Journal:
Barack Obama’s poorly received State of the Union speech deserves a second look. Conventional wisdom pronounced the SOTU a relatively weak Obama effort. It was. Diffuse, filled with the usual enemies, it pulled together various back-filed policy ideas into a proposal he called, with a straight face, “An Economy Built to Last.”
Meanwhile, in the real world a CBS poll after the State of the Union:
Poll: High Marks for Obama’s State of the Union Speech
An overwhelming majority of Americans approved of the overall message in President Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, according to a CBS News poll of speech watchers.
According to the poll, which was conducted online by Knowledge Networks immediately after the president’s address, 91 percent of those who watched the speech approved of the proposals Mr. Obama put forth during his remarks. Only nine percent disapproved.
More evidence of the Murdoch-ification of the Wall Street Journal.