I suspect more than one reader of the Standard would have been glued to the live stream yesterday of Obama’s state of the nation speech. If you’re interested in reactions there’s a useful summary over at the Huffington post, which appears mixed. But what I really enjoyed was this visual from the Guardian, which asks “is his message similar to that of previous US presidents?” They use Wordle.net to see how Obama compares to Bush, Kennedy, Roosevelt, Reagan, Lincoln and Washington. Words that leapt out to me – Americans, people, jobs, now, work, business, families, know, values. And yes, it does look different to the other speeches!