I Promise To Turn the Moon Green by 2423!
Obama has promised to cut the deficit in half by 2013. Bush used to pull this kind of nonsense all the time. Every year it seemed he'd promise he'd cut his record-setting deficits in half... if we only gave him five years. What's so special about 2013? By then Obama will be past the 2012 election, and so whether or not he's fulfilled his promise, whether or not anyone remembers he ever made the promise, is entirely irrelevant.
I wish the media wouldn't bother reporting such fluff.