If you are planning to watch Barack Obama’s swan song State of the Union address tonight and won’t be near a TV or are one of those “with-it” millennials who don’t own a television, LU is pleased to offer a live stream of tonight’s lecture.
According to the White House, this final SOTU will be “non-traditional” in the sense that means “Obama will be talking about himself, not asking Congress for a long list of items he knows he’ll never get.”
In other words, expect this to be a last hurrah in front of a speech-weary American public for Obama to make a pitch on behalf of the legacy he hopes to be remembered for rather than the one history is very likely to saddle him with.
Among the other attractions you can expect, this SOTU will include an “empty [chair] in the First Lady’s … Guest Box for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice.”
How appropriate that in his last State of the Union he now opts for the empty chair routine used to such derision by Clint Eastwood at the last Republican National Convention.
In any case, if you plan to join us tonight, come back to this link at 8:35. Sorry, but you’ll have to bring your own popcorn.