Stephanie Cutter, who served as deputy campaign manager for President Obama's re-election effort, said on Sunday that his upcoming State of the Union address will focus on creating a fair and growing economy.
"He's going to lay out the case for the things that he thinks this country needs to accomplish," Cutter said on ABC's "This Week." "They'll be very familiar themes. The economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy so that everybody can participate, a fair shot, pay your fair share."
She continued: "But the other things that he does lay out, he'll lay out the looming deadline on the sequester, the tough choices that we have to make around it, and the consequences if we let the sequester go into effect, and, you know, cuts to some pretty critical programs. So I think the State of the Union is always an important moment in a presidency. This is another chance to make the case -- not just to the people sitting in that room, but to the country of the tough choices that we have to make, and I think he'll make it."