By John Kanelis / email@example.com
President Biden never once tonight uttered the words “The state of our Union is … “ whatever, but he might as well have said as much.
His speech that went more than an hour long before a sparse gathering of members of Congress had the sound and feel of a State of the Union speech.
It was his first such speech and it took place in an extraordinary environment. The COVID pandemic is still raging and it kept most of those who normally attend presidential speeches before a joint congressional session away.
Biden spoke to us in varying vocal tones. He whispered at times. Biden didn’t bellow exactly the way his immediate predecessor would do.
Yeah, I noticed that he got few hand claps from Republicans gathered before him, although he did get them to stand and applaud when he declared his intention to rid the world of cancer “once and for all.”
So here we go. President Biden is now 100 days into a new administration. The second 100 days well could be even more consequential than the first 100.
I will wait patiently for when we can see the president deliver a speech to us before a packed House chamber.