A Popular President Pushes Unpopular Policies

By Jonathan Blakely

Jan 27, 2010 8:26am

High drama tonight as President Obama delivers his first State of the Union address.

The popular president has spent a year's worth of political capital on what has turned out to be an unpopular agenda.

Tonight's address offers a chance for him the outline what he will do in his second year to get the economy back on track and reconnect with the U.S. people.


With Republican victories in recent elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts — three states Obama won in the 2008 presidential election — the president's agenda has, to a degree, been rebuked by the voters.

"The president's going to explain why he thinks the American people are angry and frustrated," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said on "Good Morning America" today.

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