According to the Guardian in Britain, the language of the State of the Union has gotten progressively dumber.
The newspaper analyzed the reading levels of State of Unions from George Washington to Obama’s speech Tuesday night and found that — surprise, surprise — reading levels have gone down.
But in this context, it may not be a bad thing.
Tad Devine has analyzed his fair share as presidential speeches. He’s worked as a campaign adviser for Gore and Kerry as well as many leaders from around the globe.