It is difficult to term his state of the union address a speech. It was more like a lecture that combined a chest-beating tone that he is doing the tough work of saving the nation and he expects Congress and the nation to follow him. And it was all made awkward for his audience by his repeated insistence that he does not quit.
His plea for Congress to take another look at his health reform bill seemed weak.
But essentially it was a message to the American public that he is "not going to walk away" and is going impose the change he wants, regardless of what the American people want.
In other words, I am not listening.
I do not think Americans like to be lectured and being told: I am doing what I think is right, regardless of what you want.
It was weird, actually.