Tonight, amid declining approval ratings and mountains of criticism, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress, a speech that many think could make or break his presidency. Media reports say that the speech will mark the president's shift in priorities from healthcare to employment and education, a change likely spurred by last week's Democratic defeat in Massachusetts and the growing public discontent with the administration. Some, such as Thomas Jefferson Street blogger Mary Kate Cary, doubt that the speech itself--which must necessarily address a number of legislative details to appease both sides of the aisle--won't carry the hype surrounding it and may not make a difference for the Democrats' political future.
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