October 23rd, 2012
04:19 PM ET
10 years ago

Debate's agreement-fest makes it tough for undecideds to choose

Washington (CNN) - For undecided voters still looking for something to move them into the decided column, Monday night's presidential debate shed little light.

Maintaining Israel as an ally? Both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney agree that relationship is vital and sparred over who is that nation's biggest defender.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debates
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  1. Jen

    how can you vote for someone who changes his position three times on when to pull the troops out. he disagreed with president a week or two weeks before the debate and now he is for the 2014 withdrawal. He scares me to death having any input into our foreign policy. Romney wants more ships, who is paying for this, my seventy year old parents, i don't think so.

    October 23, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  2. vc

    Actually, it show that Obama's policies ARE the right way to go and we are moving in the right direction. Even Romney thinks so.

    October 23, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  3. Grow up already...

    Mitt had his chance to lead in foreign policy. He was cowering in France instead.

    October 23, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  4. Republican who supports President Obama

    Willard contradicts himself on a daily basis and is only saying what he is saying to get votes – plain and simple.

    Willard says he will create 12 million jobs but then in during the last 2 debates he said they the government does not create jobs. Also could Willard give an explanation WHY congress ignore our President's job bill.

    If Willard is elected he will bow to big business and banks then allow them to profit off our hard work.

    October 23, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  5. ronvan

    WAKE UP & SMELL THE ROSES!!!! Does anyone think that President Obama created all these problems we have? WE ALL are responsible for the mess we are in! Obama HAS done many things to try and get us out of the toilet, BUT, can YOU honestly say, with a straight face, that the republicans have not made things worse? Their agenda was, and continues to be, NO, to everything Obama has tried to do! Do YOU really think that IF M. R. is elected he will change things overnight? If so you are living in a dream world. IF Obama remains president the republicans will be "forced" to change tactics and have to start working in helping fix our problems. IF M. R. is elected the democrats will become the party of NO and the "children" will continue to get nothing done! It amazes me that people THINK? that M. R. is going to change everything into gold. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. When you listen to some of his comments, I think that you had better be prepared for our troops going back into these two bit countries, that things will STAY the same, or get worse, and that M. R. will create a firestorm amonst our allies!

    October 24, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  6. wjmccartan

    I've been accused of writing rants, I've been of writing speeches, and on both occassions they were republican supporters, and both answered or commented in the one short sentence answer, men of few words.

    Isreal gets more military support than any other ally, but for Mr. Netanyaho that wasn't enough. He felt the need to interfere in the American election, the statement was made and it was clear if Isreal is attacked the American people have their back. That wasn't enough for most of the media dogs, maybe they should have asked if Isreal starts a war with Iran do the American people have their back. The answer might not be one Isreal would like to hear. So if that's the one the one the media should just ask it.

    As for Mittens and his game of follow the leader, well he really should just continue to follow, because he's not qualified to lead.

    Lucid One

    October 24, 2012 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  7. J.V.Hodgson

    Gosh I am reading thru all this and so far no one has come up with the real big difference Romney will increase defense spending again No idea how to pay for that ( demanded for 4 years by Republicans in the whole congress all the time every time.
    The only possible reason whether its a $1 trillion or $2 trillion addition is Romney wants the money to continue waging wars.... if that's a "Romney untrue accusation" Then what is it needed for, which national security risk out ther warrants $100bn or $200bn p.a more over the next 2 years to nation that spends more on defense than the next 15 major world economies combined.
    He has never told us how he pays for it.
    Elect this guy at your peril... he'll flip flop and take us to war with Iran like everything else he's going to do on one after elected. Bust busy day his day one is.

    October 24, 2012 03:43 am at 3:43 am |
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