REVIEWING THE DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE….Just a quick note: is there really any point in having an opposition response to the State of the Union address? I don’t mean to harass Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid, but they just aren’t very good speakers ? and given the setting they’re apparently forced to use (sitting down, staring woodenly into the camera with no audience, reciting a speech prepared days ahead of time), it would take a brilliant speaker to do well.

Frankly, Democrats would be better off using the 20 minutes after the SOTU just getting on the news programs and providing some garden variety spin. I doubt that much of anyone watches the response, and anyone who does is not going to come away impressed.

Next year, Dems should either insist on a better format or just skip the whole thing.

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