Another way to see the State of the Union …
An interesting way of looking at the State of the Union Address 2010 with Twitter Feeds. Done my graduated PhD Student, Nick Diakopoulos.
In his first State of the Union address, President Obama promised to focus intently on the issue of most immediate concern to the nation, jobs.
Analysis of 2007 State of the Union Address by President Bush
State of the Union Messages to the Congress are mandated by Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution which states,”He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient;” Among the many precedents established by George Washington was clarification of the phrase “from time to time.” Since 1790 State of the Union messages have been delivered regularly at approximately 1 year intervals.
In the vein of my previous years, here’s a Tag Cloud of the 2010 State of the Union address delivered tonight by President Obama. It’s particularly interesting to compare to the 2007 and 2008 State of the Union addresses (I skipped 2009, for some reason…should probably do it retrospectively I went back and did the 2009, for comparison).