October 17th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
7 years ago

Romney seeks advantage on Libya issue after debate

(CNN) - A sharp exchange over the Obama administration's response to the September 11 terrorist attack in Libya dominated the political discussion on Wednesday following a bruising debate that analysts and polls scored a victory for President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The Tuesday night debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, featured a revitalized Obama fighting back against his equally combative GOP foe in an argumentative encounter three weeks before Election Day.


Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Libya • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. 2020

    Romney tumbled like a ram lost his horns.
    Sununu this whimp cut his own throat.
    Alex lost his front teeth.

    Romney needs to take a International diplomacy 101, from the beginner class.

    Democrats preservere as President Obama does.

    Let the MIDDLE CLASS reign

    October 17, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  2. 2020

    Borderless, like Romney, you have no clue what you are talking about.

    Tell Roimney send you his foreign policy advisor you may know how Bush Cheney lied to the war of Iraq.

    October 17, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. Wilson

    "She interrupted him to tell him he was lying – and good on her! She deserves a Pulitzer Prize in Ethical Journalism for that!"
    Except she was wrong, Romney was telling the truth, which she admitted later. Again, no crediility from anyone on the left.

    October 17, 2012 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. 2020

    When it comes to foreign policy, it is stupid for Romney to challenge Obama.

    Romney should fire all his foriegn policy advisor, especially Sununu, this whimp cut his own throat, stupid.

    Obama is strong, tough, and no mess around by anyone. He is decisive and determine, a world class leader quality

    Romney shrank himself to 2 inches tall in front of 50M viewers and Millions around the world. It just looked incompetent, naive and frankly, eye soar.

    October 17, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. rs

    If Mr. Romney says he got beaten by a moderator, we'll be in deep trouble with him as President- Putin will have a field day with him, (unless Ann protects him).
    The Presidency isn't a highschool debate- an environment Romney seems to harken back to.
    He is just a spoiled rich guy- no form, no substance.

    October 17, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Marty, FL

    Shame on Romney for continuing to politicize our national tragedy.

    From the very beginning, Romney irresponsibly reacted without all the facts, politically used a Navy Seal without mother's permission (nor trust), and then looking condescendingly foolish at the debate. Not presidential material.

    October 17, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
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