Obama will deliver, White House aides promise. His usual defense of the health care overhaul effort which has featured detailed efforts to pick apart the arguments of opponents will be supplemented by the most detailed recounting yet of his own specific policy preferences. While he wont make actual veto threats, he will draw more lines in the sand than he has before.
No one will walk away confused about where he is, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. I think he will answer many of the big questions about how we move forward on health care reform and what he considers reform to truly be.
And Obama will use his considerable oratorical skills to try to galvanize lawmakers and the millions who will view him on TV.
I think first and foremost the president will use tomorrow night to speak directly to the American people about his vision for achieving stability and security through health care reform for the American people, Gibbs said Tuesday.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.