2015 is still pretty young, but Barack Obama‘s having a pretty good go of it in the new year. Gas prices have decreased nearly two dollars per gallon, his approval rating is at 50% for the first time in over a year, and the unemployment rate is the lowest its been in any of Obama’s two terms as president. Sure, there are still several issues that have to be resolved, but any president with those cards to play headed into the year’s first State of the Union address will be, by any stretch of the imagination, a confident one.
Not only was Obama confident, the New York Times referred to him as “cocky” as he delivered his speech, which was met with resounding applause from the Democratic section, and not-so-resounding applause from the Republican side.
Obama should’ve expected that, but there was one gaff that he wasn’t going to let slide.
Obama: I have no more campaigns to run
[Resounding Republican applause]
Obama: I know, because I won both of them
[Resounding Democratic applause and cheer]