at the debate was that Romney's only two specified cuts (ACA and CPB) would yield less than $400M (what the Pentagon spends in 6 hours). Another way to describe it would be you would need 2000 of such cuts to close the budget deficit. In other words Romney, when given the opportunity, refused to identify any substative cuts to the budget. His magical plan is that the cut in taxes will not only make up that shortfall in taxes, cover the additional defense spending he is proposing, and also close the budget deficit.
Why he did not make this point clearly is beyond me.
I wish each candidate would be given the opportunity to show 3-5 slides so we could add some quantitative visualization to what we are discussing.