October 22nd, 2012
09:56 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama, Romney joust on Libya, Syria in foreign policy debate

(CNN) - President Barack Obama quickly struck out at Mitt Romney's foreign policy inexperience during Monday's presidential debate, with the Republican nominee defending his positions and promoting what he described as a thoughtful and comprehensive strategy to combat extremism.

The third and final face-to-face showdown occurred with the candidates neck-and-neck in national polls with 15 days until Election Day, and the race hinging on a handful of battleground states - particularly Ohio, Florida and Virginia.


Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Carmella

    One thing for sure if Romney does win he can kiss those good looks good bye. I believe it was reported that his stomach was upset prior to getting ready for the debate because he recognized foreign policy was not his strong point. Romney has not seen anything yet the Presidency is no joke and he hasn't seen anything yet, the next 4 years is going to be a hum dingger for whoever is in office with all the middle east unrest. There is going to be so much foreign unrest he won't have time to focus on domestic issues. The Presidential office is never what you expect when you get in office.

    October 22, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  2. Romney321

    Anyone who can make a straight face and say Obama won- is stupider than Obama. Obama was pathetic, and had no answer to his apology tour (which is 100% correct by the way). He was petty, made petty silly attacks that didn't stick, just grasping at straws, ran out of bullets so decided to throw gun at Romney- and here is the best part he missed lol. Romney superb, and laid low and let Obama expose himself- this is the last nail in obama coffin, as far as the election. Romney is a sure win, in November.

    October 23, 2012 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  3. parazs

    "Well.. I should go and pack now and find another america" I'm scared Romney will discover me as being part of the 47% oh gee who will help me now.

    October 23, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  4. wjmccartan

    I don't the President was ready for a match with a parrot, it seemed like. Romney was just echoing what the President said on a number of issues, and when it came time to showcase what he would bring to the White House, Romney didn't have much to say, specifically in regards to his economic strategy, no details, just his old trust me routine. He should have brought his caddy Ryan then they both could have been straightened out.

    Well this should settle it but, we know they're going to waste more money, but really that's not bad cause the people giving it, don't mind wasting money. Next time find a better cause.

    The President showed he was more than capable of dealing with Romney's weapon of mass deception, his mouth.

    Now the next thing is keeping it together get another four years and then let's see what the republicans do in the house, we they be smart and co-operate or still be the hard *sses they have been since they took office. If they don't put the country ahead of politics, they might as well sign off and start looking for new jobs. Getting America to work takes on a whole new meaning.

    Lucid One

    October 23, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
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