I thought that it was a challenging speech and very thoughtful. I was pleased that domestic issues that require our attention such as healthcare and energy independence and fiscal responsibility were highlighted. I think the President challenged us to a level of bipartisanship about which I'm very hopeful but have yet to see any action in that direction by the new overly partisan Democratic majority.

I think that the perspective on the War on Terror—and highlighting the importance of how, regardless of how anyone felt about or voted on the beginning of the War in Iraq, nobody voted for failure—that sentiment is necessary if we are to unify in a way that will allow us to succeed and prevail as the leader of the free world.