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Krauthammer: "It's Not The State Of The Union, It's The State Of The Presidency"

"I think it's rather clear that the president is going to continue the theme he developed in that speech in Kansas, the Teddy Roosevelt speech, which is going to be the basis of his reelection campaign. This is all about reelection. This is not a State of the Union, it's the state of the presidency. But that's what happens in the last year of any term, so it's not unusual at all that he used the platform," Charles Krauthammer said on FOX News' "Special Report" tonight.

"He can't run on his stewardship, he's added that much to the debt. We have high unemployment and a stagnant economy. He can't run on ideology or policy when two signature achievements, Obamacare and the stimulus are highly unpopular. You won't hear him using those in his ads," Krauthammer said in his pre-buttal of Obama's State of the Union address.

"And you would expect therefore that his speech would be about what he wants to do, major initiatives in the second term. Like a major overhaul of the tax code. Perhaps he'll do that. But it looks as if the main theme is going to be: I'm the tribune of the middle class, I will protect it against the rich who are oppressing it and squeezing it and raping [and] pillaging it. And against the protectors of the one-percent, the plutocrats, the Republicans in Congress and the ones who are looking to run for the presidency who care only about the rich, lowering taxes for the rich and nothing for the American people. That is a bit of a caricature, but it's not a lot of a caricature."

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