While The Onion stays true to their “entertainment news” style they could of given more of a punch by criticizing or commending a key issue of the President’s future goals for America.
The Colbert Report was able to address more of the issues or lack of issues the President talked about. Colbert felt the President should of spoke about climate change, gun control and the President’s plans to tackle the unemployment rate.
Even Colbert's guest Michael Waldman, author of My Fellow Americans, said the President had a good catch phrase, conveyed optimism, had a plan for the future of the economy, and drew some lines for the republicans to set up fights later on, but still it didn’t make the cut among the best inspirational speeches. Waldman said the President failed to mention the important issues our country is facing.