Jobs, Re-Election Frame State of the Union [VIDEO]
President Barack Obama says his State of the Union address will be a blueprint for an economy that's "built to last" for the middle class.
He says he'll frame Tuesday's night national address to Congress around at least four themes. They are manufacturing, energy, education and what he calls "a return to American values."
- Watch live video stream of the State Of The Union speech Tuesday night at 9PM
The president briefly previewed elements of the speech in a video released by his re-election campaign Saturday to millions of Obama supporters.
Obama is seeking re-election in an atmosphere dominated by economic concerns, and his speech will amount to his vision for a second presidential term.
He says in the video that the nation must build an economy "that works for everyone, not just a wealthy few." Central themes of the speech will be fairness, opportunity and rewards for hard work.
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