President Obama knows that he can’t unsay what he said as a candidate in 2008: that driving up the national debt is “unpatriotic.” There was the attempted reboot recently with the Orwellian call for a “new economic patriotism.” But Mitt Romney seems to have raised the stakes in Wednesday night’s debate by calling the now $16 trillion national debt a “moral issue.”
It's a MORAL ISSUE–YES
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 4, 2012
"I think it's a moral issue…it's not moral for my generation to keep spending more than we take in." – Romney on debt #Debates
— Billy Hallowell (@BillyHallowell) October 4, 2012
Next topic, deficit/debt. @MittRomney talks about it as an economic issue and a moral issue (he should throw in national security issue).
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) October 4, 2012
#debates And BAM. Romney does EXACTLY what I just said Obama should do. Turns the economy into a moral issue.
— James Croft (@JFLCroft) October 4, 2012
THIS! RT @Stranahan: Romney makes economy a moral issue. Somewhere, Ayn Rand lights a cigarette.
— Kristen Faiola (@KristenFaiola) October 4, 2012
— Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) October 4, 2012