After listening to President Obama's very empty convention speech, all I could think was what is his plan? ("Obama points to 'better place,'" Sept. 7.) He said things would be great by now but it still stinks.

If you wait long enough anything will get better — even the NFL's Detroit Lions, who used to be 0-16. But that's not a plan. What we need is leadership, and that is what is lacking in the current White House.

Tom Lyons, Baltimore