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How long was that State of the Union speech?

At 71 minutes, President Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday ranks among the longest such speeches in the last 45 years. Following is a list of the longest States of the Union, according to the University of California Santa Barbara's American Presidency Project:

2000 (Clinton): 89 minutes
1995 (Clinton): 85 minutes
1999 (Clinton): 78 minutes
1998 (Clinton): 76 minutes
1967 (Johnson): 71 minutes
2010 (Obama): 71 minutes

By Post Editor  |  January 27, 2010; 10:57 PM ET
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Boring and Too, Too Long!

Posted by: boski66 | January 28, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Length of speech is of no concern.

Posted by: clairevb | January 28, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I personally don't care if he is pink, purple, yellow or green, that does not change his policies, which I abhor. Obama is killing our country with his plans, and the mention of his race, does nothing more than prove Chris Matthews puts that first. Do not ever call the average American people racists when we have them all over the place in commentators like Chris Matthews. And first the first time, I heard, "God Bless America", now does Obama need that help.

Posted by: gerry11 | January 28, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Unlike the other five, it remained focused and clear. Given the "mount trashmore" of trouble issues that he has had to deal with, he actually needed that much time.

Posted by: fr3dmars | January 27, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

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