Question: From a leadership perspective--moving the country and the political process away from division and gridlock and toward consensus, confidence and action--how would you grade President Obama's State of the Union speech?
He told stories. And it's stories that a family (or our political family) lives by, especially in such a complicated time. He made people laugh and cry. He shifted what this speech is about. He took on tough disagreements among us. And mixing the parties in the chamber was brilliant. It painted a different picture of our government.