Ron Paul had some fascinating (as always) things to say about the State of the Union in general and his mentality of it when he was in Congress. This is a great insider story! I have transcribed the following from the video on his Ron Paul Channel. It is only a small excerpt of the total discussion and I would urge you to watch it. It took place before the actual speech. I mainly want to look at his take on the nature of the SOTU speech generally, and not on the content of the specific speech. So the content I pulled out reflects that. Also, remember that this is pulled from a talk, so the grammar and syntax are not perfect. Although I did make a couple necessary editorial clarifications in [brackets]. Enjoy.
Let me tell you a little bit about my personal reflections about the State of the Union message. You know I was there for quite a few years and I did attend some, but over the years I attended less and less of the State of the Union messages because it really was quite annoying.