First, the Democrats did something pretty smart, I think. The response will be given by a Congressman whose been described as a "rising star" in the party -- Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), the great-nephew of the former president.
Not only does he obviously have the sheen of the Kennedy name, and a good, growing reputation in Congress, but at 37 he'll show a contrast with the 71-year-old Trump who's been having questions raised about his mental competence.
And then, after that's over, came this tweet today from Jimmy Kimmel --
Somehow, I think that all the attention a president usually gets after the State of the Union address -- and we know how Trump most-especially needs, demands, requires attention -- that may be at least a little bit divided this year with other commentary.