Obama: Rhetoric v. Substance

Nice analysis in the Chicago Tribune of whether Obama's speeches and this hogwash claim that Obama speeches don't contain any specifics:

For a speaker who is best known for his lofty and airy rhetoric, it's an ironic reality that Obama's public appearances very often turn into drawn-out dissertations.

In fact, read side-by-side with the other candidates' current stump speeches, the Obama script makes at least as many references to policy proposals as do theirs.