Bully Pulpit

Obama to Go Populist in Speech

If President Obama's third State of the Union address sets the tone for his campaign, expect to hear a lot more about jobs, class struggle, and equality. “We can go in two directions,” Obama says in a preview of the speech. “One is toward less opportunity and less fairness. Or we can fight for where I think we need to go: building an economy that works for everyone, not just a wealthy few.” Democratic sources tell CNN that Obama will lay out a “blueprint” for the economy that focuses on “insourcing”—bringing jobs back from overseas—and reviving American manufacturing. Politico notes that the preview was released by Obama's campaign, not the White House, and points out that Obama will immediately travel to five battleground states.