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January 27, 2014


Some Republicans Go Off Script in SOTU Response

New York Times: "The protocol is staid and formulaic. The president addresses Congress on the State of the Union, then the opposition party's designee follows with a reply. The choreography is tight, predictable and usually forgettable."

"Not this year. The response, a once careful attempt at stagecraft fashioned under the close watch of party chiefs to be as uniform and on message as possible, has given way to political free agency."

"The shift speaks volumes about politics today: the value placed on the individual brand over the larger organization, and the way social media and technology have torn down barriers to fame and influence."












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