His daughter, Noelle, appears to have won a battle with substance abuse, a common subplot for many American families.
The rhetoric was mostly as empty of substance and evasive on details as a Paul Ryan budget.
The real reason Perry will find it nearly impossible to win a general election is, believe it or not, substance.
c.1300, "essential nature," from Old French substance (12c.), from Latin substantia "being, essence, material," from substans, present participle of substare "stand firm, be under or present," from sub "up to, under" + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). A loan-translation of Greek hypostasis. Meaning "any kind of corporeal matter" is first attested mid-14c. Sense of "the matter of a study, discourse, etc." first recorded late 14c.
substance sub·stance (sŭb'stəns)
That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
A material of a particular kind or constitution.