Obama’s State of the Union preview as his ratings rise

“President Obama hailed the economic potential of increased American exports and green technology Saturday, previewing themes expected to be at the heart of his second State of the Union address Tuesday night,” the L.A. Times is reporting.

“In his weekly address, Obama referred to Wednesday’s state visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao and his own trip to a General Electric plant in New York on Friday as examples of how innovation and opening new overseas markets to American products will help ‘win the future.'”

“Countries around the world are upping their game and giving their workers and companies every advantage possible. But that shouldn’t discourage us,” he said. “We just have to make sure we’re doing everything we can to unlock the productivity of American workers, unleash the ingenuity of American businesses, and harness the dynamism of America’s economy.”

The rest of the article is here.

A video of the weekly address from the White House is here.

“The talk was in keeping with the kind of rhetoric Mr. Obama has employed in recent weeks, as he has sought to move to the center, repair strained relations with the business community and promote his efforts at job creation,” The New York Times reported.

The Times report is here.

Obama’s approval ratings are on the rise, as I have reported previously.

“A flurry of new opinion polls show Obama’s approval ratings climbing above 50 percent for the first time in months, fueled by growing public confidence in the economy and a positive reaction to his response to the Arizona shootings and the spurt of bipartisan accomplishment in Congress in December,” as Reuters observes.

(photo credit: White House)

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

One thought on “Obama’s State of the Union preview as his ratings rise”

  1. Jeff,

    Senator Bob Dutton also hailed the 5,000 new “green jobs” that California has added to the rolls, commenting that it will only take 400 years to get back the 2.5 million lost jobs!


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