VIDEO - Brit Hume: Obama Won't Focus On Economy in SOTU - Isn't Interested, 'Doessn't Fully Understand It'Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:47
VIDEO - Brit Hume: Obama Won't Focus On Economy in SOTU - Isn't Interested, 'Doessn't Fully Understand It'
February 11, 2013 } 10:15PM
On Monday’s broadcast of FNC’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” network senior political analyst Brit Hume downplayed the notion that President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to take on economic issues, despite certain metrics showing the economy still in despair.
“A State of the Union address is … very long in comparison, for example, to an inaugural address or your standard campaign speech,” Hume said. “So you know, you will be able to find passages in it in which he probably will talk, at least in passing, about the need to cut spending. … But it won’t be the kind of reforms of the entitlement programs that Republicans have been pushing for a long time, and which are the big drivers of the debt.”
“The buzz in Washington over the weekend,” Hume said, “has been that he is going to pivot to the economy. He is going to focus on the economy, because it is still weak.”