I'm struck so far in this speech by how resolutely pragmatic it is. For the president to spend so much time and analysis on cost reveals his situation and the deepest source of his reasoning. His citation of Eisenhower's recognition that you have to balance competing priorities as president -- not choose one ideology's inducements over all others -- shows how committed he is to deliberation and to fact-based policy. Those who are saying that Obama reminds them of Bush would do well to keep this in mind. Yes, he may have started with 9/11 -- but this speech, in every respect, is a parade of logic and deliberation and facts, caged in by harsh fiscal reality. No crusader here.