It's really striking that Obama's State of the Union at the start of the era in which it is widely acknowledged his legislative aims will be smaller than over the past two years consists of a call to reinvention and ambition. He doesn't use the word ambition, but that's the meta on the speech. "We do big things," he will say twice at the end of his remarks.
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