"Oh you were expecting bombast and lofty rhetoric? Nah, you're getting half an hour of solid information." Well done, President Bill. That was one of the best political speeches I've ever seen. Here's why: it was about numbers, details, and layers of policy. Speeches don't always have to be dumbed down, or be comprised solely of soaring (yet empty) rhetoric. The fine print of a promise matters too. He absolutely killed it.