01/25/2012 01:53 am ET

Obama State Of The Union Prompts Reaction From GOP Candidates (PHOTOS)

After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, it didn't take long for candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination to sound off on the speech.

The message conveyed in Obama's remarks is one he can be expected to reinforce in the months ahead on the campaign trail.

Below, a slideshow of what Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul had to say about this year's State of the Union speech.

(Click here for HuffPost's live blog coverage of the event. Click here for a recap and to watch highlights from the president's address.