Bob Daughtry, Associated Press
The State of the Union address has lost its relevance, according to Politico’s Todd S. Purdum.
“Blame the Democrats. Blame the Republicans. Blame social media, members of Congress, the wind or the weather,” Purdum wrote in his article, “The State of the Union: Make it stop.”
“But the State of the Union — as political event, public theater, real-time town hall or self-help reality show — has jumped the shark.”
Purdum believes that the speech is not only an "overblown" media spectacle, but also an obsolete political practice full of hollow rhetoric. “Maybe," he concludes, "it’s time to rethink the whole drill.”
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