Union By Subtraction

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The pomp and circumstance of the State of the Union isn’t for everyone. Many conservatives would just as soon have the POTUS deliver a letter to Congress as they would devote an hour of their night to hearing him tout his accomplishments. When the president is a born showman, however, it can be a weapon. And while weapons may have no place in Utopia, here in the real world, they can do an enormous amount of good.

Last night, the president who Newt Gingrich called “P.T. Barnum meets Theodore Roosevelt” proved that description the most accurate to date, as he employed his innate gift for compelling television to get Main St. on his side. Let there be no doubt — this was better than a good speech. It was historic. And it very well may have saved the Trump presidency.

In this piece, I’ll explore what I feel were the most important takeaways from last night’s address. There were many from which to choose.

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