President Obama talked about the minimum wage, international trade regulations, and the importance of bipartisanship during his State of the Union this year, but most people are talking about ad-libbed line that came at the end of the President’s speech.
Obama was in the middle of discussing his plan for the final years of his presidency when he said that there was no hidden agenda because he would never be running for president again.
Obama said: “That’s better politics. That’s how we start rebuilding trust. That’s how we move this country forward. That’s what the American people want. That’s what they deserve. I have no more campaigns to run. My only agenda for the next two years is…
This drew some derisive applause from the crowd. Before continuing, the president ad-libbed the most talked about line of the SOTU.
Obama added: “I know, because I won both of them.”
The moment lit up Twitter. More than 2.6 million tweets were sent during the State of the Union and most of those tweets were about Obama’s quip.
LOVED the feisty SOTU, especially when POTUS went off script and reminded everyone what’s what!Missed his usual closer though!#WonBothOfThem
— ValerieJacquesLehman (@vjlgoducks) January 21, 2015
Of course, the line doesn’t really speak well to the future of bipartisanship politics. Looks like we’ll see more of the same bickering in 2015.