By MATT SPETALNICK
His poll numbers are on the rise after a tough year,(should be good news for Republicans eh?) he has recaptured some of his old oratorical magic and a few pundits are even debating whether he’s becoming the new “comeback kid.”
But the stakes will be high on Tuesday when President Barack Obama tries to convinceAmericans he has a plan to tackle the economy, joblessness and deficits all at once — a daunting challenge crucial to his 2012 re-election chances.
Obama’sState of the Union address will be a chance not only to set the tone for the second half of his term but also to reinforce his shift to the center since his Democrats were routed in the November congressional elections.