The State of the Union address and the Republican response were perfect examples of the vast difference in ideologies between Liberals and Conservatives.
Liberals inspire with hope, while Conservatives motivate with fear.
That's why I'm a liberal. I refuse to be frightened into doing something like sheep. Obama gave us ideas for improving our union while Mitch Daniels told us the apocalyse is just around the corner, but can be averted if we do what Republicans tell us to do. Honestly, what did Mitch offer that wasn't proposed 30 years ago by Republicans? What did he offer that Bush didn't do while in office? That's why it's so easy to compare Republicans to Bush, they want to try the same things Bush did yet tell us to expect a different result.
Obama gave me exactly what I needed to vote for him over the next Republican nominee.