Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd said that President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was a “greatest hits” of things he didn’t get done.
“It still was a laundry list of issues, but it was a greatest hits of things he didn’t get done,” Todd said. “It was a greatest hits of ‘I still want to fight for this and I’m still going to do that,’ so that’s how he got his laundry list of issues in there.”
Todd said that while he thought the speech was aspirational in tone, he felt that Obama was defensive when it came to foreign policy, which he has been heavily criticized for by Republicans. “It was a point-by-point rebuttal, basically, of every charge Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Marco Rubio have made at him.”
Obama also used the speech as an opportunity to take shots at GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Chris Christie, global warming skeptics and those who are criticizing the slow economic recovery.