Rachel Maddow characterized President Obama's State of the Union address as "more of a CEO-style pep talk than a football-rally style pep talk."
She called the speech a "prayer to the free market, to the nation building in our own nation," and said that Obama had defined the political center "not so much by what's wrong with both sides, but by what Mr. Obama likes from each party's wishlist."
Maddow also noted that the mood in the House chamber was "more subdued than in years past."
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