“I liked the parts about when he spoke about he winning the second term, his desire to raise the minimum wage and extended maternity leave. I am just so proud of him.
“I saw some of it, but what I want to say about President Obama is not pertaining to the State of the Union. I just appreciate him for being a trendsetter and giving my three boys so much hope that there are no limits to what they are able to accomplish as African-American males. I just appreciate that he was bold enough to even run and I appreciate him for succeeding.”
“I thought it was very interesting to see how the Republicans were squarely on the right and the Democrats were squarely on the left. There seems to be no room for compromise, even though President Obama has done a yeoman’s job of turning the economy around. They still found ways to say what has happened hasn’t happened. My favorite part was when the Chicago President Obama came out and said ‘I won two races, so that’s why I’m not running.’ That was good.”
“It was a good speech, but he still hasn’t addressed our community’s problems yet. There are a lot of things that need to be done for our community. You see other people working in our community, but not us [African Americans] He needs to address our education and training—all that.”
“I saw part of it. I have no complaints about Obama. He’s pro-labor and the workingman. I come from a working class, blue-collar family, so he’s all right in my book. My favorite part of the speech was when he came out and said he had won two terms.”