9:50 PM: “All this was before I walked in the door.”
9:51 PM: He’s got some fire.
9:53 PM: Boo Senate, Boo Senate.
9:54 PM: Nelson and Lieberman sitting together in axis of weasels.
9:56 PM: TPM Reader JT chimes in: “Someone in the WH speechwriting office, or communications shop, or on the political team, told him to be the “real” down-to-earth Barack, not the cool, distant, aloof Barack. I think that’s what the KD reader was feeling with the “interactivity.” As a Dem dying, like those House members, to cheer, I’m loving this advice. I’m ready to start challenging my friends again when they say that they’re down on this presidency. If that was even a tertiary goal of this SOTU, it worked.”
9:59 PM: I should have registered earmarks.com.
10:01 PM: Message one: Jobs. Message two: Senate sucks.
10:02 PM: “Not run for the hills.” That should be the key message of the evening.
10:03 PM: I think one of the key things the president and the White House were trying to do with this speech is show the president doesn’t feel beaten.
10:05 PM: Sheesh, how’d Al Franken get to seat with the Joint Chiefs?
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.