Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Obama Takes New Angle In State Of The Union

January 28, 2014 12:00 PM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Obama Takes New Angle In State Of The Union
" BOSTON (CBS) – The pressure is always on when the president steps into the Speaker’s rostrum. Just imagine the view from up there. Members of the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court and the top brass at the Pentagon all staring back at you.

Never mind the rest of the nation watching at home.

They call it the Super Bowl of politics.

And this president must also carry the heavy political baggage he accumulated during a year that saw the botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, leaks about the NSA, a government shutdown and nearly an attack on Syria.

If the polls are correct, only one other president in modern history has begun his sixth year in the White House with stronger political headwinds – that would be George W. Bush "

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