And more importantly, the moderates and undecided need to hear a moral argument about over spending, not an accounting argument about deficits or total debt. Have you noticed all Dem arguments are moral ones about hating the poor,etc. Republicans respond with and accounting argument about deficits and always lose the argument and often the election and the spending continues, sometimes with lower taxes sometimes with higher taxes, but it always continues,. The argument needs to be about spending.
Obama loves to argue about accounting with Republicans. Doing so of course distracts from the gross immorality of destroying our country and our children's future with out of control spending.