Polistra heard one good thing in Pasha Obama's speech: "Faster than planes in some places ... without the patdown."
He seems serious about high-speed rail.
May be serious about cutting regulations; but the last president who proposed this was Clinton, who let Algore "handle" the idea, ie discard it.
On the other well-known rail of politics, Pasha Obama said something vague about reforming Social Security, then immediately ruled out all
the actual ways to reform it. Cute.
On education, he has consistently pushed vo-tech and soft-pedalled the "traditional" abstract college education. Excellent message, and the first president in recent decades who has pushed in this direction rhetorically. But action belies words. Right now his Dept of Ed is making life difficult for the very same private tech schools that he verbally praises.