Obama’s speech gets postivive reviews in Philadelphia

    The president’s State of the Union speech received positive reviews from a crowd at a watch party at the National Constitution Center. Over 200 people attended — even Mayor Nutter was there.

    We’ll bet he said “Bingo!” more than once.

    The President’s address to Congress on Tuesday included discussion of jobs, education and health care.

    He says that despite many challenges, the state of the union is strong.

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    Obama says the nation must “sustain the leadership that has made America not just a place on a map, but a light to the world.”

    An informal computerized poll at the watch party showed an overwhelming number thought the speech was good or very good.

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