Unfortunately we have been getting more rhetoric than meaningful leadership.
President Obama has already been a disappointment. Aside from not being able to persuade either Washington politicians or American citizens to get with the program, he hasn't had good answers to the crisis.
Throwing more taxpayer money on the fire hasn't helped us yet and all the emphasis on dire consequences to persuade the non-believers has made us even more cautious and pessimistic that things will continue to get worse instead of better.
Real leadership means leading by example. Start getting things done differently and we'll start to follow. Artfully crafted speeches are simply not enough.