Ms. Eisenhower’s speech is being quoted in this week’s London Spectator Magazine:
But the debt lives on. Debt is a boring issue in boom years, but has a habit of blazing its way into the public consciousness during recessions. In the US presidential election it is firmly on the agenda — an issue powerfully expressed at the Democrats’ National Convention by Susan Eisenhower, great-granddaughter of the late president. ‘We have knowingly saddled our children and grandchildren with a staggering debt,’ she told the thousands waiting for Barack Obama. ‘This is a not just a financial failing, but a moral one.’ And the Americans have strict rules prohibiting government from concealing debt from taxpayers. To renew credibility in our fiscal system, a Conservative government would have to adopt the same approach as Ms Eisenhower.