One of the most persuasive arguments in favor of voting for Mitt Romney for president was presented right here in the Ohio Valley last week - by former President Bill Clinton.
Clinton appeared in Wintersville, to give a speech intended to support the re-election of President Barack Obama.
One of the former president's arguments, however, backfired. He insisted Romney's tax policies - by allowing the American people to keep more of our hard-earned cash - will increase the national debt.
"If someone hired you to fill a hole, would you make it deeper before you started to fill it in?" Clinton asked the crowd.
Precisely. Romney's policies will add less to the national debt than Obama's. The president's record - taking the debt from $10.6 trillion to more than $16 trillion in less than four years - makes that clear. Around here, that is viewed as making the hole a lot deeper.