Romney Passed the Commander-in-Chief Test

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The America ’s foreign policy is not clear after watching the third presidential debate. The reason for its ambiguity due to a series of foreign policies instead of singular foreign policy which must be tailored to fit each nation.

The failure of President Barack Obama most recent foreign policy, the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were killed, including the U.S. ambassador are all expecting Romney to go after the President. The inadequacy of security in Benghazi , the president had no explanation at all but instead by saying only that we are “going after the killers.” There was no pressing on Obama about this issue by Romney. A missed opportunity had been viewed by some and supposes a designed for Romney to show his restraint and counter the “do you want to get us into another Middle East War?” charge.
“We can’t kill our way out of this mess,” meaning terrorism and the Middle East , one of Mr. Romney’s better lines but he failed to go for the political “kill” instead agreeing for several times with the president.
The ultimate question of the moderator Bob Schiefer, “What is America ’s role in the world?” the answer of the candidates neither was revealing beyond their campaign speech bromides.
The “liberal media” which has been in the tank for Mr. Obama since he began running for president was surprisingly the reaction to the debate. A retreat from the worshipful attitude by some of them they have displayed toward the president since four years ago as a self promotion as a messianic deliverer from the national sins.
“I think Mitt Romney did something that was extremely important to his campaign tonight, and that was he passed the commander-in-chief test,” former White House aide David Gergen said on CNN. That was Romney indeed he had to do with the debates like of Ronald Reagan in 1980 with Jimmy Carter.

Romney and Obama Feud Globally in the Final Debate

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Boca Raton, Florida – President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney take their election feud global Monday in a final debate devoted to foreign policy that may represent their last chance to shake up a tied race.

Republican Romney will seek to erode the Democratic president’s advantage on national security and try to emerge as a plausible commander-in-chief as they spar on Libya, Syria, Iran, China and the US stealth war on terrorism.

Obama’s camp signaled before the showdown in Boca Raton, Florida at 9:00 pm (0100 GMT) that he would boast of ending a decade of costly US wars abroad, while Romney is set to charge that the president’s foreign policy is unraveling.

The rivals are neck-and-neck in national polls after Romney surged following his first debate win in early October and started chipping away at Obama’s foundation in the swing states that will decide the election.

Foreign policy is unlikely to decide who wins on November 6, with the sluggish economy driving the election, but Romney is under pressure to show basic competence following a string of blunders.

His campaign warned going into the debate that the United States could not afford four more years of Obama diplomacy if the president is re-elected.

“America stands weakened around the world, with our safety threatened, our allies increasingly isolated, and hostile nations emboldened,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said.

“Mitt Romney will deliver where President Obama has failed by crafting a foreign policy that restores America’s strength and increases our nation’s security abroad.”

New polls released Monday had the race a cliffhanger with two weeks to go.

CBS News and ABC News had Obama up by two and one points in the national race, but a Politico/GWU/Battleground poll showed Romney leading by two points.

While national polls offer a snapshot of momentum in the race, the nine or so states that could swing to either side will define the outcome.

Obama retains several pathways to the 270 electoral votes needed to win on November 6, but Romney has chiseled away at his advantage with signs that Florida and North Carolina are slipping towards the Republican.

Romney won the first debate after a lethargic performance from Obama, but the president’s feisty showing on Long Island, New York last week meant he emerged with honor restored, leaving the third debate as a tie-breaker of sorts.

Both foes toured Monday’s venue at Lynn University, where they will sit at a table with moderator Bob Schieffer, a veteran CBS news anchor, in a set-up that will rule out the predatory prowling seen during their second town hall-style debate.

Sticking to a winning formula from the second debate, Obama and his wife Michelle dined on steak and potatoes. Romney earlier lunched on a veggie burger, with Cajun fries washed down with a vanilla shake.

Romney will likely make a new attempt to trip Obama over his administration’s shifting stories on the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 that killed four Americans.

The Republican has squandered several chances to jump Obama on the issue, after a hasty statement early in the crisis and a stumble in the last debate over the president’s characterization of events in Benghazi.

Republicans claim Obama was reluctant to admit the attack was an act of terrorism, fearing an Al-Qaeda comeback would knock him off his pedestal as the commander-in-chief who had put the militants on the run.

Reports in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times may have given Obama some breathing room Monday, finding top aides based their early conclusions on the attack on CIA talking points and not on political spin.

The president is expected to remind Americans he kept his promise to end the Iraq war, is getting troops out of Afghanistan and ordered the raid that killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

Both camps say their candidates will draw discussion back to the issue most pressing for voters — the economy.

The Republican will seek to pressure Obama over Iran’s nuclear program, arguing that presidential weakness has emboldened Tehran.

Complicating one of the main topics on the eve of the debate, The New York Times said US officials believed Iran was ready for one-on-one talks with Washington, though the White House denied the report. — AFP

 

2012 Presidential Debate: Key Reasons that the Second Debate Goes for Romney

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Romney continued his victorious string of  second 2012 presidential debate wins by scoring on the economy, gas prices, and Libya .  He showed himself to be an articulate, capable, attractive, compassionate leader with sound ideas and looked more presidential than Obama did.

Obama did no learn from his Vice President’s mistakes and came over as boorish a Biden-esque. He loses his dignity and his aura, when a president gets into a bar room brawl, a key assets for an incumbent. While his opponent Romney was polite and firm. It seemed that Obama is quarrelsome, frustrated, nasty, and cranky.
The key reasons for the win of Romney was substantive:
  1. Obama’s Rebuttal about 5 million jobs was pathetic that made Romney very clear against the case of Obama’s record.
  2. A china issue is a big issue injected by Romney and tapped into a strong public sentiment.
  3. Obama’s anti-oil, coal, and gas and that this has doubled gas prices where it made very effective case of Romney.
  4. Unlike the GOP of the past, Romney was for small businesses not big businesses where he was very effective in differentiating himself from Bush-43 and in establishing it.
  5. Over the Chinese investments, Romney rebutted the attacks on him.
  6. The tax plan of Romney was well explained and to everyone’s satisfaction.
  7. He always felt that Libya was a terror attack that Obama erred in trying to make us believe.
This affects Obama and made him scored points over the 47% statement by Romney, immigration, and by his response to the accusation that after the murder of Ambassador, he went to Vegas.
Romney got this debate and seals his momentum that will lead to a big win.

Romney still Performed Better in the Second Debate with More Assertive Obama

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Barack Obama devolved into angry cross-talk with Republican rival Mitt Romney on the second presidential debate.

At this debate, President Obama was under pressure to perform dramatically better at Hofstra University in Long Island , N.Y. – the one held two weeks ago. The first debate showed an energetic performance of Romney quickly boosted him in the polls, with some recent measures showing him and the president in a virtual tie among likely voters.
Romney attacking Obama’s jobs record, keeping up his Denver demeanor by talking about the president failure to pass immigration reform, policies in the Middle East , and other issues. Instead of simply repeating portions of his stump speech, this time Obama was ready with specific retorts and counter attacks. Occasionally, the president interrupts Romney as he spoke and frequently accusing Romney of twisting facts.
It was a shouting match debate at one point over whether President Obama had cut back oil extraction from public lands. The claim of Romney which Obama repeatedly said that it is a lie that oil production was down and pointedly saying, “Not true, Governor Romney.” Moderator Candy Crowley feeling the heat took the candidates to another topic.
Romney’s wealth was the topic in which Obama returned more than once, saying Romney sees nothing unfair about millionaires paying the same tax rate as a nurse or other middle-class worker. Obama’s so soon in attending political events was criticized by Romney that killed U.S. ambassador to Libya , Chris Stevens and painted Obama on his campaign as a villain. Romney’s leaked comments that half the country is dependent on government were the closing statement of Obama.
With more intimate town hall-style debate, both candidates appeared comfortable in which an 80 undecided voter’s audience handpicked by polling organization Gallup watched and asked questions. Immigration reform, jobs, gun control, the gender pay gap, and other issues were the questions picked by Crowley among the audience.

Mitt Romney or Obama: Who will be the next President?

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Three weeks from now, America will decide who will be the US president. Both parties are doing their finishing touches to convince the voters that they can provide American people the best governance.

So far, the presidential race is so tight. At present, nobody can tell a sure winner to this race. If we hear both reasons, they are showing their enthusiasm that one of them is a better president.

The republican raise an issue against a backdrop of persistent unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery. Four years ago, Obama promise to the American people that in two years’ time he can recover the economy that is sinking. Yet, US today are behind China and other countries. Is it the system or policies that hinder the fast economic recovery? But Obama defend his record and trying to convince American voters to stick with him than replacing him to a man of what he portrayed as out of touch and dangerous conservative.

The incident happen in Libya killing two American is adding insult to the US. The more it adds injury when the president ask apology to the Muslim communities that touch the pride of the US. There are questions on the mind of the American if Obama is a real American.

Romney for a while arguing that Obama’s policies are responsible for US economic woes and that his own success in the private sector is proof that he has a remedy to the present US situation. Thus, US voters are urging the people to vote Romney for president. If this situation will not be given remedy, then America cannot be considered as super power. The more of these anti American will do something to push down more the US.

The fate of America lies on the decision of the people this November Election. What will be the outcome of the election and between Mitt Romney Obama, who will be the next US president in the present generation?

 

 

 

Romney’s Statement on Libya ’s Attack Smash Obama’s Campaign

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The president and his allies “fail to grasp the seriousness” of recent attacks in Libya as what Romney tore into the Obama campaign Thursday.

Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign blamed Mr. Romney and his running mate , Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday, for politicizing the attacks on the U.S. consulate and an annex in Benghazi leaving four Americans dead that includes the US ambassador to Libya .
“The entire reason that this become the, you know, political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, “Ms. Cutter said on CNN. “It’s a big part of their stump speech, and it’s reckless and irresponsible what they’re doing.”
In North Carolina Romney fired back, quoting Ms. Cutter and saying, “Today we get another indication of how President Obama and his campaign fail to grasp the seriousness of the challenges that we face here in America .”
Mr. Romney added,”It’s an issue because this is the first time in 33 years that a United States ambassador has been assassinated.”
This remark is address directly to the President and he said, “Mr. President, this is an issue because we were attacked successfully by terrorists on the anniversary of 9/11…this is an issue because American wonder why it was so long for you and your administration to admit that this was a terrorists attack. This is very – this is a very serious issue. These are very serious questions, and the American people deserve serious answers and I hope they come soon.”
The Libyan crisis put both Messrs. Romney and Obama criticisms for mishandling in one way or another. Mr. Romney released a statement while the event were unfolding, assailing the administration for its handling of the attacks. Both conservatives and Democrats prompted a backlash that becomes uncomfortable with politicizing the attack.

A Good Sign of Mitt Romney Polls: Survey Shows Continual Increase Percentage on Romney Side

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The US presidential race is about to finish. There are 4 more weeks to go where Americans decide who will be the US president? The Mitt Romney Polls can be taken into consideration.

 

A lot of changes as days pass to the November Election. We cannot deny that Obama lead on poll survey for the previous months. But Romney is not behind Obama for a big lead. The race is too tight that not anyone can tell who will win this battle.

 

After the attack of US embassy at Libya, Romney was also releasing his attacks against the US administration. But according to poll survey, it did not showed a positive aspect on Romney for it was untimely for him to give criticism while the incident has just happened. In fact, there were some Republicans who were not amenable for the criticism of Romney on the Government lapses of the attack. However, only a small edge had been added to Obama.

 

But after the first debate of Romney and Obama, there was a great difference. Two-thirds of people who watched the presidential debate think that the Republican nominee Mitt Romney won the showdown according to a nationwide poll conducted Wednesday night. In the poll survey, 36 percent said that the debate made them more likely to vote for Romney while only 18 percent are more likely to reelect the president.

 

The debate has given a great impact on the part of the Republican candidate because it gives an advantage on Romney polls of having an approval rating rise to 3 percent. Obama was still leading but his lead narrowed after the debate. If the coming two more debate of Obama and Romney have the same performance, then it is a bad sign for Obama. However the team Obama is hoping that they can recover from the first encounter.

 

The Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple chairs for a vice presidential debate. Team Obama is looking to put the brakes on the other guy’s momentum. However, it is not easy to say that Biden is better than Ryan. If Ryan can show to the people of America that their team is better to administer the US government, there is a possibility that a new president will be elected on the November 2012 US Election.

 

Well, as of this moment, only time knows who will win the election but many Republicans, supporters and believers of Romney finger-crossed hoping he can be the next president in America. Let’s just watch for the next poll survey that will be released days from now.

Romney Able to Get a Chance over the Fiscal Cliff

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Some $ 109 billion in across-the-board spending cuts in of Mr. Obama giving a chance for Mr. Romney to leap into the debate over the fiscal cliff, the potential for an end of the year uproar unless Mr. Obama and Congress reach a deficit reduction deal to avert them.

 At year’s end, Bush-era tax cut also expire.
The campaign battle between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney is the Washington debate mirror.
Republicans favor spending cuts while Democrats want to make up the shortfall by increasing taxes on wealthy Americans.
In the weekly podcast of Mr. Romney, he said, “Political gridlock threatens to plunge us back into recession, but instead of seeking bipartisan solutions, President Obama is passively allowing us to go over a fiscal cliff.”
It was congressional Republicans who are standing in the way of deal because they refuse to accept a more balanced approach, this is according to the White House in releasing a breakdown cuts on Friday.
Automatic cuts under an August 2011 deal are agreed by the White House and Congress, Democrats and Republicans, including Mr. Romney’s vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan.
Mr. Romney says this is no time to shrink the Pentagon’s budget where he has vowed to build up the US military if elected on 6th of November and the $54bn in deference cuts that would kick in at year’s end has single out for criticism, The Pentagon budget should no be shrink, Romney said.
Andrea Saul, the spokeswoman of Romney said, “What kind of commander-in-chief forces Americans to choose between massive tax hikes that will undermine the economy and massive cuts to our military that will undermine national security?”
The issue of the deaths of four Americans killed by Muslim protesters at the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi , Libya made Mr. Romney a rough week ending during which he fell behind Mr. Obama in the polls and came under criticism from Democrats and some Republicans.
 Romney took a day off from the campaign trail and spent part of the afternoon watching one of his grandson’s soccer games.

Mitt Romney has the point to criticize Obama on Terrorist Attack of U.S. Embassy

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The Democrats and the media saying Mitt Romney maybe guilty of bad timing should not be cowed by both of them into staying silent on what looks to be a terrorist killing of U.S. ambassador.

The infiltration of terrorist into the U.S. consulate in Libya made President Obama accountable for how his administration allows this to happen. Instead of preventing the demonstrators from scaling its walls, embassy in Cairo appeared to be more worried about hurting the feelings of Islamic extremists hence, White House must explain about this moved.
The important is the threat of terrorism for a presidential candidate to sit down on the sideline, even it means, wading into an issue that is not the strong suit of the former Massachusetts governor’s case.
Romney’s former rival asked, Newt Gingrich, in a Herald interview, “Why wouldn’t a presidential candidate speak up?” and further said, “The president wasn’t (speaking up).”
It’s unclear whether the administration of Obama took the threats seriously enough as what Gingrich pointed out. He may not be the best public defender of Romney, but he has a good point of saying Obama didn’t say much about the growing unrest in Libya leading up to the attacks.
All of a sudden Obama has plenty to say about Romney and his reaction to the likely terror attacks, dismissing him for a “shoot first and aim later” attitude.
The failure of the administration to prevent the first killing of a U.S. ambassador is in comparison in 1979 during the Carter administration when Romney issues a statement criticizing Obama before the attacks were over.
The opponent of Jimmy Carter during the re-election campaign did not shy away from criticizing his leadership after Iranian terrorist held 52 Americans hostage.
Ronald Reagan was the opponent.
According to an Associated Press story, Reagan assailed for “weakness and vacillation” during the 1980 campaign and the Democratic administration was blamed for helping to “create the entire situation that made their kidnap possible.”
Take note of that, Mitt – After a botched military raid to release the hostages, Reagan wisely did not criticize Carter immediately but was not afraid to put the hostage takers notice, saying he wouldn’t “stand by and do nothing.”

Mitt Romney Tells that US Response in Libya is "Disgraceful"

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The Republican presidential candidate said in a statement, “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt .”

“It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
Spokesman of Obama Ben Labolt quickly fired back by accusing Romney of launching a “political attack” on a day of tragedy.
He said, “We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya , Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”
The demonstrations were motivated by outraged over an amateur American-made video that was posted on the internet insulting the Islam. This incident erupted on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The statement from the US embassy in Cairo issued hours before the protest which Romney appeared to be referring in which it condemned “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in her statement, some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet.”
“The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others..But let me clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”
The campaign enters a crucial final phase leading up to the November 6 vote thus, Romney and US President Barack Obama have stepped up attacks on one another since their party conventions last week.
Romney prefers to focus on the struggling US economy throughout the campaign where the president is seen as much weaker and he has largely ceded the foreign policy debate to Obama.
What provide Romney renew an older line of attack was the protests on Tuesday night in which he accused Obama of apologizing to the world for America ’s foreign policy.