Times may change, but the key components of the State of the Union tend to stay the same. Need proof? Watch the mashup above from The Washington Post video team compiling 60 years of presidential addresses.
Our colleague Emi Kolawole at On Innovations thinks it's time to shrink the format — to a tweet. She challenged her readers to summarize the State of the Union in 140 characters or less. See some of the responses she's already gotten below, and submit yours using #SOTweetU. Tweet #SOTweetU
— Monica (@delsol10) February 11, 2013
#SOTWEETU cut spending, balance budget, Congres, VP, Prez no pay, follow Constitution & Law, secure borders, reduce welfare/food stamp roles
— Tom Bishop (@ltb537) February 11, 2013
— Mal-Élèvée (@aquaboogiebaby) February 11, 2013