The problem is that Abbott has been overly modest with his potential deliverables, given that some have already been delivered, or will already done by the time an election rolls around.
But that obvious point is almost certainly balanced out by the simplicity of his announcement. Clear, succinct commitments - not to mention the reliance on action words (rule 101 of any decent CV). Very savvy. Don't think it will get him the gig, but it all helps toward picking-off a few more seats, whittle away, rebuild their parliamentary numbers.
Mr Abbott says he will:
RESTORE the Budget to surplus in three years and pay off debt.
END Labor's wasteful spending on advertising, school halls and insulation batts programs.
REJECT the 40 per cent mining tax.
PROTECT small business and make government pay its bills on time.
ENFORCE strict border security by sending boat people to another country for processing.
LINK population growth to better infrastructure.
REDUCE emissions by 5 per cent by 2020.
PRESERVE the private health insurance rebate.
GIVE families six months of paid parental leave.
PROVIDE closed-circuit TV for councils to make streets safer.
PAY the best teachers more to improve education.
BRING back work-for-the-dole and welfare obligations.
Abbott puts election promises in writing