President Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney went head to head for the final time this campaign season. With the election looming the candidates squared off on their positions regarding foreign policy.
In an unexpected turn Governor Romney was agreeable with the President on many of the foreign policy decisions he has made, making it difficult for voters to see the differences between the candidates. President Obama was more aggressive and the Governor didn’t take the bait, for the most part. Where the candidates did differ was their perceptions of America’s reputation overseas. Mitt Romney tried to make the case that since the President took office the U.S. has looked weak. President Obama attempted to make the case that he has repaired a damaged reputation while remaining strong.
But, it didn’t take long for the conversation to sway back in a more familiar direction: the economy. Most voters find foreign policy hard to follow, and there is no doubt that the economy is the number one issue on voters’ minds.
The end of the election will likely focus on key swing states like, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. Each candidate needs to win a combination of these states in order to win the election.
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