I read highlights of Obama's speech from last night. First, this was a campaign speech. That is to be expected. The man IS running for re-election. However, the speech which took on a populist theme was long on rhetoric but short on substance. Obama has made many speeches where proposals have been made yet what is missing are the methods by which his proposals are implemented. He likes to say what he would like to do but never tells the American people how he is going to do it.