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Bayh And Conrad Endorse $20M 'OweNo' National Debt Ad Campaign (VIDEO)


"I'm Hugh Jidette, and I'm running for President! If elected, I promise our $13 trillion will double -- and maybe even triple. I'll continue to ignore our spiraling debt. And your kids can deal with it later. I'm Hugh Jidette, and I say, borrow like there's no tomorrow!

"People on the left who don't want to touch entitlements, that is just unrealistic," Conrad said at the ad launch. "I would say to my friends on the left it is unrealistic, Medicare and Social Security are headed for insolvency. The idea that nothing has to be done is divorced from reality. On the right, those who say no new revenue, I believe, are also in denial."

"The election a week ago today would have been a lot more edifying if we had more commercials like that then the ones running out there in the various states," Bayh said of the ad. "Very impressive."