The Third Presidential Debate in Review
The third and final presidential debate is now over. While the theme of the debate was foreign policy, both candidates managed to weave their domestic policy agendas into the conversation.
Obama came out swinging on Romney’s position history citing a shifting policy on an exit date for military troops in Afghanistan.
To the surprise of many, Romney did not make the debate about the terrorist attack in Libya. Romney also surprised many by largely agreeing with Obama on most major foreign policy issues except for China.
Tactically, it appeared that Obama came to debate with Romney, but that Romney had a different plan altogether. While Obama made pointed jabs at Romney’s policy statements or misstatements Romney constantly shifted to big picture goals for American foreign policy.
The debate was extremely close and both sides likely walked away feeling they had won. Of course, that will be up to voters to decide over the course of the next two weeks.