Transcript for President Obama's Sixth State of the Union
And George, this is the president's sixth statele of the union. His next to last. I wanted to show the before and after. This is the president in 2009, the president in his first state of the union. And this is the president just last week. Job of the president always takes a toll. Those before and afters so telling. George, what's the bottom line tonight, two years left. Reporter: Two years left. He has to do a lot. Like Reagan was going into the seventh year of his presidency. He was able to convince the country that his economic program worked. As Jon Karl just said right there, that's what president Obama has to do tonight. Convince people this is sustainable. It can be broadened out, that everyone can share. Now, it's because of the work that he did. Over the last six years. Now, Ronald Reagan was able to make that sell. He came into this speech with a 50% approval rating, as well. He was able to lock in gains for republicans for a generation bill convincing them that his program worked. That's president Obama's job tonight. All right, perhaps revisiting an old play book. George stephanopoulos, thank you. George will be leading the way tonight, our entire political team. The president's state of the union address begins at 9:00 P.M. Eastern, right here our kovrm on ABC.
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