The president touches on everything from economic stimulus bill, taxes, health care and the war on terror before a joint session of Congress. Read excerpts here.
But that doesn’t mean the ’08 race takes a break: During address, Obama sat prominently in House chambers next to new endorser and colleague Ted Kennedy.
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, in Democratic response, says Bush still has time to get more done, asks him “Will you join us? It’s time to get to work.”
Clinton responds on NBC: “Tonight is a night to really draw the contrasts between the last seven years of a Bush administration and the other side and what the Democrats are offering…”
Obama’s response: “Imagine if next year, the entire nation had a president they could believe in. A president who rallied all Americans around a common purpose. That’s the kind of president we need in this country.” Read full response here. Watch video here.
He follows Clinton on NBC after speech, talks mostly about Ted Kennedy’s role in his campaign.