On the first day of the convention, the RNC began running a national debt clock, which Chairman Reince Priebus says will serve as a reminder of the "unprecendented fiscal recklessness of the Obama administration."

But can Republicans be trusted to get serious about the debt? After all, George W. Bush ran up more than $4 trillion in debt during his tenure, and the much-vaunted Paul Ryan plan won't even balance the budget for decades, much less begin paying down the debt.

Reason TV was on the scene to ask Romney-supporting delegates whether they thought the national debt was an important issue and whether or not Romney could get the job done.

Approximately 3:40 minutes.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller and Tracy Oppenheimer.

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