Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words for President Obama’s DNC finale speech Thursday, calling it “one of the emptiest speeches” ever given by a presidential nominee.
“I was stunned,” he said. “This is a man who gave one of the great speeches of our time in 2004. And he gave one of the emptiest speeches I have ever heard on a national stage.”
Krauthammer admitted that Obama delivered the speech well, as he always does, but said there was no substance in the address given to thousands at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. at the Democratic convention.
“Yes, it had cadence. And yes there were deceptions in it. That’s not what’s striking about it,” he said. “There was nothing in it.”
He continued: “This is a man who believes that government can and should do a lot. There’s nothing in here that tells us how he is going to go from today to tomorrow. And what government is going to do, what’s he going to enact? At least Romney had a five-point plan.”
Krauthammer reiterated his view that Obama merely presented a personal “vision” of the America he would like to see in the next four years without providing a plan of how to get there.
“I have a vision of America where there is no disease and everyone has a private airplane, but unless I tell you how to get there, I’ve said nothing,” he added. “I am simply amazed — this is a guy who is the A student in the class who turns in a paper that is clearly a C.”
Additionally, Vice President Joe Biden’s speech at the DNC was “infinitely better” than the president’s, Krauthammer said, adding, “The Obama speech I thought was flat and had no content in it. Otherwise I loved it really.”
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