President Obama earned a standing ovation in the House chamber and plaudits from even staunch conservatives on Twitter when he mentioned his intention to promote policies that encourage marriage and fatherhood.
What makes a man is not the ability to conceive a child, it is having the courage to raise a child. Well said, Mr. President.
— Ralph Reed (@ralphreed) February 13, 2013
I definitely liked the fatherhood line. It's something POTUS has always gotten right.
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) February 13, 2013
Good passage on fatherhood and responsibility. #sotu
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 13, 2013