Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney expressed dismay that Obama had lost his “reputation for integrity and honesty,” and had been “outmaneuvered” by Russian President Vladimir Putin in foreign affairs.
His second-term agenda on the line, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters to mount a summertime show of support that can rival any opposition Obama and Democrats may face from constituents next month. “We’ve got to get folks activated and involved,” Obama declared.
Four years ago, President Barack Obama and his staff spent the first day in the White House learning the basics. Not just the basics of governing, but also figuring out how to get cleared into their offices by the Secret Service, log on to their government computers and find keys to unlock office drawers.
Five weeks to Election Day, President Barack Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term. Republican Mitt Romney’s path to victory is narrowing.