The President seems to be knocking it out of the park. Most of the applause lines even get Republicans to stand and clap.
The whole thing seems, and always has, to me, kind of odd. Clapping and standing so much; political kabuki dance. Nancy Pelosi seems spring-loaded at times, sometimes, not so much (charter schools).
I'm kind of stunned to see an African-American standing in front of the flag, giving a State of the Union speech. (I know, not technically, but still ...)