President Obama was in top form last night, and particularly in the arena of image. This is the way the President should dress at all times. The dark suit conveys power and authority, the white shirt is formality but also very elegant and refined. And there is only one tie that is more powerful than a red tie, and that is a dark red tie!
By contrast, Vice President Biden’s image was a washout; and the baby blue tie of Speaker Boehner was definitely low impact and not suited for an occasion as significant as the State of the Union address.
It’s time this boring tie was retired forever. Send it back where it belongs: the country club dinner or the Deep South where pastels are de rigeur.