Krauthammer underwhelmed by Obama vision in SOTU address: ‘Late Clintonian Minimalism’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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If President Barack Obama was aiming for a “this is our generation’s Sputnik moment,” he aimed too low according to Fox News Channel’s Charles Krauthammer.

Immediately following Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, the syndicated columnist and FNC regular explained he was underwhelmed by the speech.

“I was also struck by the line, ‘We do big things,’” Krauthammer said. “But what was so ironic about this speech and what was wrong with it was that the content of the speech entirely undermined that. He said ‘we do big things.’ And all he recommended, all in the laundry list, the first half of the speech was all the things that government was going to do was small ball. It was like late Clintonian minimalism about high-speed rail, more spending on roads and solar shingles. I mean look, that’s not the Apollo program.”