Addressing a demand for economic answers, President Barack Obama will try to convince the American people and a divided Congress that he has a vision for speeding up job creation, promoting spending on the core of his agenda but promising to rein in a growing, staggering debt.
His State of the Union address will reflect reality: The economy trumps all. But what do people across the country want to hear from the President? We ask some of the people we've interviewed this year what they'd like to hear President Obama mention in tonight's State of the Union address.
♦ Diana Reimer, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots
♦ Brian O'Shaughnessy, chair of Revere Copper Products, Inc., Rome, N.Y.
♦ Rep. Bruce Wheeler, a Democratic state legislator from Arizona
♦ Steve Zacher, operations manager the Glockmeister gun store in Arizona
♦ Rebekah Sanderlin, a journalist, wife and mother from Fayetteville, N.C.,
---who blogs about the lives of military families
This segment aired on January 25, 2011.