Ross Perot ran a campaign in 1992/1996 mostly on the back of attacking the huge deficits that we would be passing on to future generations. I think it is important that the Democrats speak up on this issue. However, how do you make this issue important when the so-called "war on terror" is always the top headline?
My suggestion is for the Democrats to come out for a "war on the deficit". We need to somehow make the point that having such huge debts will end up making us less secure in the long run. How can we afford to protect ourselves in the future if future generations are forced to repay these huge debts?
I'm not for scare tactics, but how else can you get people to care?