President Obama provided a small photo-op for the press Tuesday ahead of his State of the Union speech, giving a tiny hint on how he feels about his remarks.

Walking down the White House colonnade (the the walkway that connects the Oval Office to the residence and is alongside the Rose Garden) the president was asked by the press how the speech was.

"I think it'll be ok. I hope so anyway," Obama said.

He was also asked if he had a copy to provide. "You know, maybe we can arrange that," he replied.

Obama is spending the majority of the day prepping for the speech, but excerpts are not expected until just before he delivers it, although some broad range themes are getting released. Aides say he'll address, among other things, getting the nation's "fiscal house in order."