Solid speech from the President. The first half was a bit of a ramble, with the applause responses more than a bit forced. He stumbled often, even looked a bit apprehensive. Pelosi looked absolutely moronic at times. The last half delivery was far stronger for Obama, though once again, short on specifics and often contradicting political reality. But that has not caused him any undue difficulty to this point, and until more in the media hold him accountable, he has no reason to alter the contradictory nature of his oratory. Jindal's response was awful. While the content was acceptable, the delivery was terrible, particular when contrast with Obama's strong second half delivery. All in all, a solid showing for Obama, and a pathetic performance by Jindal. If he is to be a contender for consideration as a candidate for President in the 2012 race, he best get to work on improving his speechifying skills, because Good Lord, it was cringe-worthy tonight! PS - Obama did not reach the level of "Reaganesque" tonight. He still lacks that sincerity that Reagan pulled off so easily - that quiet assurance and confidence that Reagan always maintained during his prepared speeches. Granted, Obama is far less experienced than was Reagan, but again, Obama leaves many with the sense that while the quality of words sounded great, there was so little real substance, and an underlying sense of performance. While Reagan played Reagan, Obama still appears to be playing candidate - and that is a bit unsettling to more than few.