Obama Speech to Congress draws less viewers than Big Dawg and GWB…

Yep, the Thrill is Gone baby…heh…from Don Surber via Instapundit:

Considering this was the first SOTU by the most popular president in the Election Day polls in 20 years, one would think he would top them.

But Clinton’s first SOTU drew 66.9 million viewers.

In 2003, Bush drew 62 million.

Obama’s 52.4 million viewers last night was slightly above average, when adjusted for population, perhaps a sign that people no longer are as in awe of him — and that the nation does not feel it is as in peril as the media and the Democratic Party want people to think it is.

The people are not turning to the president for guidance.

That stands in stark contrast to the overwrought rhetoric he offered.

The story is here.

UPDATE: Nielsen pointed out, Obama’s share of 32.5% (percentage of Americans watching) was rather mediocre. Clinton in 1993 drew 44.3% of American viewers.


BB King and Clapton clip courtesy of jazzandblues1

February 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Preview of Obama Address to Congress Tonight….

should be a mix somewhere between:



View the full speech here: http://millercenter.org/scripps/archi…

President Clinton gives his first address before a joint session of Congress. He gives the economy his primary focus. He advocates for an emphasis on investment rather than consumption as well as a reduction in the federal deficit, government inefficiency, and government spending.

February 17th, 1993

February 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. Comments off.

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