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Posted by on Feb 24, 2009 in Economy, Politics | 5 comments

Did Obama’s Budget Speech Define Him As Left Of Center? (UPDATED)

The verdicts are now trickling in on what was essentially all but a State of the Union address by President Barack Obama — officially, a speech on his upcoming budget. And here’s one of the first from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

Matthews contends that Obama gave a meaty speech in which he laid out some clear positions and defined himself as “left of center.” Watch:

Decide for yourself. Read the full text of Obama’s speech.

UPDATE: As of this writing we can’t find an embed of the entire Obama speech. But Matthews was less-than-impressed with the GOP response by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Here’s Jindal’s response to Obama’s well-received speech, so you can decide for yourself if Matthews was accurate or way off base:



UPDATE II
: Some interesting reactions and links from Glenn Reynolds, aka InstaPundit.