Mitt Romney will deliver an address in Iowa today that dwells heavily on the national debt and features this particularly evocative, general-election friendly moment.
A prairie fire of debt is sweeping across Iowa and our nation and every day we fail to act we feed that fire with our own lack of resolve. This is not a Democratic or Republican problem. That fire could care less if you have a donkey or an elephant in your front lawn, it’s still coming for your house.
There’s plenty of blame to go around for both parties. But in my years leading businesses, an Olympics and a state, I’ve learned one simple principle of leadership that never falters: Leaders lead.
A CBS/New York Times poll, released yesterday, showed that jobs and the economy continue to be the overwhelming concern of most voters, while the federal deficit was the second most important issue to voters.
To put the primacy of those issues in perspective, voters are seventeen times more likely to say the economy and deficit will determine their vote than foreign policy issues.
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