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YO, JOE―DO MORE SPEECHES!
There he was, looking cheerful and relaxed at the podium, warming up by joking and making friendly with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and even saluting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
He talked electric vehicles, conservation, gas prices, manufacturing, a billionaire minimum tax, cracking down on wealthy tax cheats, banning non-compete clauses, passing a "Junk Fee Protection Act" to ban those sneaky fees that airlines, hotels, ticket vendors and others add on to the listed price of their goods. He talked China, immigration, democracy.
The President showed empathy to those Americans suffering hardships, heartbreak, injustice. Over and over he asked us to let him finish the job. He riffed and spoke off the cuff and from the heart.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, of course, channeled her inner middle-schooler and began calling the President of the United States a liar.
And of all the takeaways from Joe Biden's aced State of the Union address last night, to me the most obvious one was this: He needs to do what he did last night more often. Give more speeches. More press conferences. More televised events where he gets out in front of an audience and reminds us what he's accomplished and what he strives yet to do. If Joe Biden wants the nation behind him as President, he needs to keep speaking to the nation as he did last night.