Weekly Standard's Steve Hayes, the Washington Post’s Charles Lane, and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer joined Bret Baier on Special Report this evening to discuss the State of the Union.

“It’s 2014. It’s about giving the Democratic face something to get excited about,” Lane said of the address, which will start tomorrow at 9 p.m. “They are annoyed, or a little dismayed, that Obama wasn’t able to push through more last year.”


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“This is just all empty rhetoric,” Krauthammer said of the State of the Union. “This is the framing of issues for Election Day.”

Watch the video above to hear more of the panel’s State of the Union predictions.

Bret Baier hosts special coverage of the State of the Union tomorrow, beginning at 8:55p ET.