Two comments -
First - I think he wrote much of it himself. Nothing useful at all. Even the policy proposals were worse than usual. For example. How will a tax break for people who already have insurance help make health insurance available for uninsured people? Answer - it would have the opposite effect, by subsidizing an increase in prices paid by the insured, putting insurance further out of reach for the people who don't currently have insurance.
Second - "This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we're in." So, if we weren't there, would we go in now?