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Los Angeles Times EDITORIAL: Presidential debate: Romney endorses Obama

Presidential debate: Romney endorses Obama

A viewer who hadn't tuned into the campaign between Romney and Obama before Monday night's debate might have wondered what all the shouting was about

Monday's presidential debate, the third and last between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, featured a forceful and articulate defense of Obama's foreign policy. That was no surprise. What was surprising was that it came from Romney.

That seemed to annoy the president — who was prepared to rebut his opponent's previous, more bellicose pronouncements. But the ever-shifting Republican nominee tacked even closer to the moderate middle than he did in the debate devoted to economic policy.




and NYT:
Mitt Romney has nothing really coherent or substantive to say about domestic policy, but at least he can sound energetic and confident about it. On foreign policy, the subject of Monday night’s final presidential debate, he had little coherent to say and often sounded completely lost. That’s because he has no original ideas of substance on most world issues, including Syria, Iran and Afghanistan.


BREAKING -PPP Poll: Obama Won the Debate and NOW Leads 51/45 In Swing States

MON OCT 22, 2012 AT 08:45 PM PDT
Breaking PPP Poll: Obama Won the Debate and Now Leads 51/45 In Swing States
by joelgp
Check this out from PPP: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/...

1. Obama won the debate: 53/42

2. Who are you planning to vote for in the presidential election?

Barack Obama................................................ 51%
Mitt Romney.................................................... 45%

3. Who ya voting for Obama Romney
men: 47% 50%
women: 55% 41%

Wow, swing-state back, women back?

Yes we can.


TPM-A Blowout?: "Seeing a lot of reporters and pundits trying to catch up with the public reaction"

TPM Editor’s Blog
A Blowout?

JOSH MARSHALL OCTOBER 22, 2012, 11:25 PM 594

According to the CBS News instapoll Romney won debate one 46 to 22.

According to the same poll, President Obama won this one 53 to 23.

Seeing a lot of reporters and pundits trying to catch up with the public reaction.


LOL: What Losing Looks Like!

Classy! @EricBoehlert : what losing looks like. @AnnCoulter I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.


Obama Takes Out Romney With Mid-Debate Drone Attack

“The information we have received from military personnel in the field indicate that tonight’s drone strike took out Mitt Romney, a former businessman the Obama administration has long considered a serious danger, especially in past few weeks,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney, describing the operation as “an unmitigated success.” “The president personally authorized the strike earlier this evening, and as soon as we had visual confirmation that the target in the drone’s sights was, in fact, Mitt Romney, we eliminated him.”

“We can all rest a little easier tonight knowing we have rid the world of a man who has been a continual menace to us,” Carney added. “I know I will.”


The Foreign Map Of The World

These are all the countries out there, as I understand it.

And would someone get Romney an atlas? Please?

Fact Check: Iran’s ‘route to the sea’
Posted by Glenn Kessler on October 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Mitt Romney repeated his contention that Syria is Iran’s route to the sea. This is a puzzling claim, considering that Syria shares no border with Iran — Iraq and Turkey are in the way — and that Iran has about 1,500 miles of coastline along the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, leading to the Arabian Sea. The Fact Checker column has looked into this before.

This is the explanation provided by the Romney campaign: “It is generally recognized that Syria offers Iran strategic basing/staging access to the Mediterranean as well as to terrorist proxies in the Levant. This is a large reason why Iran invests so much in Syria.”

The campaign also noted that the Boston Globe had looked into this statement at the time of the Arizona debate. The Globe noted that “given that Iran borders the sea, it seems to be an odd claim that Syria is Iran’s route to the sea.” The newspaper noted that Iran is able to reach the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal. But it said that “Romney’s comments are more accurate than they first seem,” citing a news report that Iran was building an army base in Syria and quoting an expert on the importance of Syria to Iran.


Obama To Romney: The 1980's Are Calling To Ask For Their Foreign Policy Back

Govenor Romney, I'm glad that you recognize that al-Qaeda's a threat because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geo-political threat facing America, you said Russia. Not al-Qaeda; you said, Russia. And the 1980's are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War has been over for twenty years. But Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s. You say that you're not interested in duplicating what happened in Iraq but just a few weeks ago you said you think we should have more troops in Iraq right now. And the challenge we have, I know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong.


CBS: Obama wins 3rd by larger margin than Romney won 1st

CBS News instant poll of uncommitted voters finds 53% think Obama won

Former top McCain strategist John Weaver says Obama won.

John Weaver
President wins debate, as MR goes the cautious route. Wonder if now is the time to do so? Or would it be better to keep foot on the pedal?


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