I watched the State Of Union Address again and something really stuck out to me as odd as I watched it.
President Obama covered a lot of topics, ranging from immigration, college and education in general, to the country's current economic state, but something was missing to me and it kind of stuck out.
Of the many topics that President Obama brought up, one of the topics that was not mentioned was anything on gun policy or anything on whatsoever. Because of all of the problems surrounding gun policy in the last couple of years (school shootings being a huge shaper in terms of gun policy in the last year), I would have thought he at least talk for five minutes on it.
Even though President Obama did not mention gun policy during address, he did focus on quite a few "big "topics that came up in 2015. Not to mention he was quite optimistic on the future, and the things he did right and could expand on, but nothing very concrete at all. He also focused on a lot on his legacy as a president, American hope, and pride and how we can improve on medical insurance and social equality.
Could it have been too controversial to speak to the American public about so he decided to leave it out of the address? Could President Obama not have wanted to potentially hurt the Democratic Party nominees that he decided to only speak on idealistic terms?
Were there any other silences you might have noticed when watching the State of Union Address? What might have President Obama might have missed?
State of Union Address-Infographic from White House Press Office
Just the text here