State-of-the-Union addresses ceased to exist after Trump came into power.
Instead, for the last three years Americans have heard an alternate state-of-the-union that was a poorly disguised re-election rally all about him... and not the country.
In spite of Republican requests not to take a victory dance before the rigged senate acquits him tomorrow, there's always the chance Trump will ignore their request. Past encounters prove that.
It's an awkward look for swing state Republicans. Red state Republicans don't give a damn what Trump boasts about...and when.
Many Americans watching today's rant are hoping he'll go off script and riff on how he's a stable genius, and can do whatever he wants. Good ammunition for making the case he's crazy and dangerous.
Other Americans - Trump's base - will gladly be swept up in his lies and rhetoric today. They're willing participants in an alternate universe where facts become fiction to suit whatever lie Trump is promoting.
Still other Americans, those nearly mythical undecided, and Independent voters, are watching and wondering what to believe on the eve of Trump's impeachment trial in the senate.
Will the fact that Trump's acquittal was foreordained be repugnant to those who haven't made up their minds on who to vote for yet?
There is no answer to that question until November, when voters decide who will be the future leader of our Democracy.
Time for me to walk on down the road...