Columnist Charles Krauthammer joked President Obama could have done his global warming fight some good by delivering his "completely empty" speech on jobs and the economy in Washington rather than Illinois Wednesday on Special Report, joining a bipartisan consensus that the much-hyped address was long on political rhetoric but short on fresh ideas.
"It was completely empty because he doesn't have anything to say, anything new to offer," Krauthammer said. "It was a campaign speech. Somebody ought to tell the president that the 2012 election is officially over and he won and there isn't going to be another one for him. The main complaint I would have is that if he wanted to deliver a completely empty speech and you do it in Washington, you'll save the CO2 emissions that you get on Air Force One from delivering it in Illinois, so that's the main critique I would offer, from a global warming perspective."