Politics & Policy

Romney’s Debt Clock

From the Washington Post


Sure, he’s sometimes stiff. Mitt Romney has a bad rap for being, well, boring. But now he has a flashy new sidekick.

Meet the debt clock — a giant, green, glowing and growing debt clock. …


Throughout his give-and-take with voters here, Romney engaged with his clock. He gestured at it, bragged about it and was dead serious talking about it.

“It’s a frightening thing here as we watch these tens of thousands of dollars going by second by second, hundreds of thousands of dollars going by by the minute,” Romney said. “I don’t know who told politicians that there was a number that was called a trillion, but they learned it, and now they’ve borrowed it.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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