Obama's Economic Hole Deepens, RNC Debt Clock Ticks

By: Jim Turner | Posted: August 28, 2012 3:00 PM

Florida delegates were advised during breakfast to keep watch on the giant debt clock unveiled for the Republican National Convention Monday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry said Tuesday that the clock should be viewed as one of the strongest issues -- a sign of the economy -- to press against President Obama in the presidential campaign.
Debt Clock

Debt Clock

“If this country goes into bankruptcy, it will cease to exist as a country,” Curry said during the “Fresh From Florida” breakfast at Innisbrook Resort and Spa in Palm Harbor.

The clock was unveiled also to be a focal point to keep the nation’s $16 trillion debt and other economic issues from remaining paramount. The GOP expects Obama and the media to continue to mount a diversion on abortion, diversity and even Romney’s private-equity career.

“This clock reminds every delegate and every American why we are here in Tampa -- because America can and must do better,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said at the unveiling.

“Every American’s share of the national debt has increased by approximately $16,000 during the current administration.”

Reach Jim Turner at jturner@sunshinestatenews.com or at (772) 215-9889.

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