…was, overall, not an advantage for the President: it made things dull.
Well. Duller. You kind of need that seating polarization to give you the feedback at how well or poorly the President is doing at the SotU. Mind you, the seating buddy thing also did something really, really cruel to President Obama: it denied him an opportunity to look over the crowd and think to himself Damn, but we got our heads handed to us last year. That’s something that he really, really needs to remember for the next two years, lest he end up watching the 2014 SotU address from a private residence in Chicago.
Hey, if I thought that he was actually listening to me I’d never be writing this out. It’s not like the President has me over every Sunday for cakes and tea…