THE PLANK JULY 8, 2008
"The senator has always
pledged to balance the budget by the end of his second term." [my bold] --Holtz-Eakin, later the same day
Now technically, I suppose, this is true: If McCain balances the budget "by" 2013, then he will also have balanced it "by" 2017. But somehow I think this may be giving the campaign too much credit.