Rubio Campaigning for Romney in Iowa, Raises Debt Issue

Rubio Campaigning for Romney in Iowa, Raises Debt Issue

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was in Iowa yesterday, and he vouched for the governor’s readiness to take on the national debt, reports the Des Moines Register.

Iowa, in addition to having the honor of holding the first presidential primary of every election season, is also a perennial swing state.  It is a state that could prove vital to Mr. Romney’s quest for the presidency.

“I don’t know of any other state in the country whose people more fundamentally understand the threat that this national debt poses to our country than folks in Iowa do,” Rubio told a 250-strong audience at Ankeny Regional Airport.  “Our national debt cannot be overstated.”  The national debt, he added, hampers job creation.  “Every penny that’s going to the government debt is money that’s not available for investment in the private sector.”

Romney was also accompanied by Craig Romney, the most junior of the Romney sons, who said that his father’s success at the 2002 Winter Olympics points to his ability to get the nation turned around.

As the campaign enters its final, most crucial phase, it is clear that Republicans feel that the intolerable national debt is one issue where they have a key advantage.  But if elected, the citizens will have to hold their feet to the fire to make sure they can get this critical task accomplished.

For more, check out the Des Moines Register.

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