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Obama is preparing to deliver his State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry takes a look tonight at whether the president will be speaking primarily as commander in chief.
Or campaigner in -- -- of the union addresses are usually focused on governing.
This year it was president Obama's campaign in Chicago not the White House that emailed out a preview that sounds awfully similar to how he's framing the election.
That's rebuilding an economy -- hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded.
And an America where everybody gets a fair shot spokesman Jay Carney noted a preview of last year's speech was also distributed by the president's political arm.
It insisted mr.
Obama has a good story to tell 3.2 million private sector jobs created over 22 months.
-- and steady economic growth there are mixed signals about whether voters are feeling better now compared to the last data -- Last January 37% of the public expressed satisfaction with how things were going.
That drop to 24% in October but is now back up ten points to 34%.
In the latest fox poll.
Still that means today 65%.
Of Americans are not satisfied -- four points from a year ago.
-- -- Up front and -- The president is not expected to single out individual Republican candidates Vice President Biden is not holding back.
Suggesting today that Newt Gingrich's personal issues are fair game even though Obama advisors have said otherwise.
I think that Newt Gingrich is as we all are human being judged by the voters in the primary and the totality of who -- That includes everything.
And while Democrats jumped on Republican Mitt Romney in October for telling a Las Vegas newspaper officials have to let the foreclosure crisis run its course the vice president seemed to partially agree with the -- yeah.
You're right it will be the quickest way to do -- but they don't understand it there -- Tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of people who through no fault of their owner in this spot.
So I think in those circumstances the government has a responsibility.
To give these people -- -- up.
Officials make clear the vice president was saying that letting the market hit bottom may eventually work but is not the main thing to do although the White -- face criticism about not doing enough to deal with foreclosures something the president's likely hear about Wednesday when he visits Nevada.
And terrorism threat and had a lot of north lawn at.
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