OK, I just sat through Team McCain's second economic conference call of the day, this one with policy adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.
I asked Holtz-Eakin for some details on how exactly his boss was planning on balancing the budget after four years. How fast will the economy have to grow? What programs will be eliminated? What will the pace of discretionary spending have to be?
All I got were generalities and historical arguments. Definitely would not pass the Russert test. I can only guess that they are betting that people will want to know how a candidate will create jobs and reduce gas prices and not much more.