Obama addresses 'future' in State of the Union

President Obama framed Tuesday's State of the Union address with a "win the future" theme that calls for the need to maintain America's role as a leader in innovation.

President Obama framed Tuesday's State of the Union address with a "win the future" theme that calls for the need to maintain America's role as a leader in innovation. 

In the speech, Obama heralded a need to simplify federal regulations that critics have said limit corporate growth and innovation and also proposed a five-year freeze for much of the country's discretionary spending.

The speech was criticized for its lack of commentary on climate issues even as Obama discussed a clean energy standard, the role of higher education, an emphasis on transportation spending, and the development of high-speed wireless coverage for almost all Americans.

Obama's next stop is a small town in Wisconsin, where he plans to visit workers at Orion Energy Systems, Tower Tech Systems, and the Skana Aluminum Company, as part of a new effort to "sway the public to push Congress to adopt his ideas on education, innovation, and other issues," according to The Washington Post.

It will be interesting to see the effect of the State of the Union on corporate messaging platforms this year. In fact, Politico reports that the White House handed out a messaging card to policymakers in advance of Tuesday's speech.

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