The State of the Union is an American tradition that has been celebrated since our country’s founding. Much preparation goes into the president’s address to Congress, and we rarely get any type of behind-the-scenes look. This year, WhiteHouse.gov released a YouTube video giving everyday Americans the opportunity to see Obama speechwriters and staff preparing for the big day. I personally enjoy getting to hear Jon Favreau, Obama’s chief speechwriter, articulate to us what the process is to constructing such an influential speech.
Favreau, as many of you know if the youngest head speechwriter to ever be in the White House, and is the creative talent behind Obama’s inaugural address and many others. Press play and I hope you enjoy.