UPDATE FROM THE CAMPAIGN: "It's something provocative, it's meant to boldly declare a position," campaign strategist Rob Stutzman said. "We see the debt limit as a very timely and important issue, particularly for the voters of Nevada ... Mark was anxious to set the agenda for what this race is about." Stutzman said the campaign was going for a satirical, science fiction tone, and urged critics not to take the images literally.
"When President Obama was sworn into office the debt was $10.6 Trillion. This month it's $14.3 Trillion. The American debt crisis threatens our future. Join with me in telling Washington that the madness ends now and the Obama debt limit must not be increased." - Mark Amodei