Of course businesses should look for more than vague promises from potential employees before hiring them and employees should offer more than vague promises to hire potential employees. Both parties need to understand the pay structure before employment occurs.<quoted text>
Nor do businesses hire employees on vague promises of "Hope and Change" as evidenced by the last four years.
"Forward"? Forward to what,$6 trillion more on the Nat'll Debt? Jobwise, that one won't even add one sweeper to the third shift.
Hope and change and moving forward are campaign slogans meant to express general themes that are vague indeed.
If you are selling Hope and change, you dont need to back it with any specific plan; there could be lots of plans to help sell it. However, if youre selling a budget plan, youre selling a specific plan and it needs be available for inspection, numbers included, to make sense.
I understand that you probably prefer Romney to Obama, but please dont use faulty reasoning. You could better persuade others to prefer him if your argument were coherent. Reasonable people expect to see a budget when one is promised; if Ryan/Romney has no plan, it would be better not to allude to one as a selling point.