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.
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
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’s Rebuttal about 5 million jobs was pathetic that made Romney very clear against the case of Obama’s record.
- A china issue is a big issue injected by Romney and tapped into a strong public sentiment.
- Obama’s anti-oil, coal, and gas and that this has doubled gas prices where it made very effective case of Romney.
- 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.
- Over the Chinese investments, Romney rebutted the attacks on him.
- The tax plan of Romney was well explained and to everyone’s satisfaction.
- He always felt that Libya was a terror attack that Obama erred in trying to make us believe.
Barack Obama devolved into angry cross-talk with Republican rival Mitt Romney on the second presidential debate.
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?
The president and his allies “fail to grasp the seriousness” of recent attacks in Libya as what Romney tore into the Obama campaign Thursday.
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.
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.
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 Republican presidential candidate said in a statement, “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt .”