Facebook Plays Instant Feedback To State Of The Union

Forget the political pundits and look no further than Facebook, which captured instant reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech tonight.

Users were posting their views on Facebook every few seconds almost as soon as the president took to the podium.

The opinions on Facebook varied wildly. Users commented on everything from the success or failures of President Obama, to the color of Speaker John Boehner’s tan and Vice President Joe Biden’s cold. We share some of the reaction at the end of this post.

The Congress on Facebook highlighted two members of Congress who asked for feedback on the speech from their constituents.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, both asked their Facebook supporters to share thoughts and comments on the State of the Union on their Facebook walls.

Doggett said he was “looking forward to attending” the speech, while Johnson asked what constituents were hoping to hear from Obama.

And the U.S. Politics on Facebook page featured remarks from the Republican presidential hopefuls, who weighed in before President Obama officially started his speech.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels delivered the Republican response, and Facebook users were just as colorful in their comments.

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