A row of bicycles for rent or sale at Half Moon Bay Bicycles
Entertaining an advocacy like "Put carts on the public bus..." immediately puts a listener to the State of the Union address on the alert for what is the President's vision of the approaching social future?
One policy change of note is the President advocated construction of more safe nuclear power. He also asked for more alternative energy projects, research, and business startups. He places these measures in a framework of more jobs, more domestic growth and competitiveness.
On a broad view, I feel the Republicans don't grasp that Mr. Obama is a very middle of the road politician, he is with them in not changing the American system much at all.
The image of America I heard from the President sounds consistent with the past.