UPDATED, 11:43 a.m., with comments from Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.
On Thursday night, I listened to President Barack Obama with one issue in mind: the federal debt.
I didn’t come away convinced.
Here’s the key quote from his speech to the Democratic National Convention, an appeal for a consensus-based deficit-cutting solution: “I’m still eager to reach an agreement based on the principles of my bipartisan debt commission.”
Sounds encouraging, but the record isn’t as friendly to the president. Let’s review it one more time, because it’s important.