I don’t think it’s realistic for anyone to expect too much specificity from the candidates. What we are electing is a leader, not a numbers cruncher. The executive branch, not the legislative.
congress will determine for the most part how the legislation is written so no matter what particular loopholes Ryan or Romney might cite, there is no way for any of us to know whether the finished product would look that way in the end or not.
This ongoing drumbeat for specifics is one huge setup for the Romney campaign and I hope they find a way to put it to bed once and for all.
My big fear for the Ryan/Biden debate is that old uncle Joe will be appear as a sage grandfatherly type who dishes out platitudes, while Ryan will sound like an unbearable know-it-all who is being mean to a nice old man.