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Debate 4: Foreign Policy
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Debate 4: Foreign Policy

The presidential candidates will be focusing on foreign policy issues during the final debate tonight at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. With 14 days to Election Day, national polls show Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by two percentage points, at 49 to 47 percent, according a Politico poll released Monday. … Continue reading

Question 11: Lasting perceptions
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Question 11: Lasting perceptions

Romney said that he felt mischaracterized by the Obama campaign, and that he cared about the entire American population. He said he thinks that passion came from his religious background. Obama said that he values individual initiatives and risk takers. He brought up the 47 percent statement that Romney said earlier this campaign about those … Continue reading

Question 10: Addressing outsourcing of jobs
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Question 10: Addressing outsourcing of jobs

Romney and Obama both addressed the problem of American competition on a global market. We need to hold China accountable for “currency manipulation,” Romney said, which allows China to sell goods at lower rates and beat out American products. He also said we have to “make America the most attractive place in the world for … Continue reading

Question 8: Libya – Who denied enhanced security in Libya and why?
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Question 8: Libya – Who denied enhanced security in Libya and why?

Obama took full responsibility for the events that transpired in Libya, despite Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of responsibility this week, and criticized Romney for politicizing the issue. He said that when he heard of the attacks, his first steps were to beef up security and find out what exactly happened. “When folks mess … Continue reading

Question 7: Immigration
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Question 7: Immigration

Romney’s policy on undocumented residents is to stop illegal immigration and give a pathway to children of illegal immigrants to come to the country. He asked the president why he did not put through legislation for immigration – determining who must stay and who must leave – in his administration. “There are four million people … Continue reading

Question 6: Why should you vote for Obama again?
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Question 6: Why should you vote for Obama again?

Why should disillusioned voters who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 vote for him again? The president focused on many things you would expect – national security and the death of Osama Bin Laden, addition of jobs, the auto industry in Detroit, and his health care plan. But Romney said that Obama has not fulfilled … Continue reading