The Foreign Policy Debate or Kissing Your Cousin

I’ve been watching the third Presidential Debate and I’ve come to the conclusion that, for the most part, two cousins have been busily pecking each other’s cheeks and playfully punching each other’s shoulders. Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy is clearly weak, but Obama’s Foreign Policy is disastrous, so there’s no win here for either one.

For the most part, both candidates have been respectful of each other. That’s standard operating procedure for Romney, but a great improvement for Obama, and a far cry from the insanity and inanity of Biden in his only debate. As I said, for the most part. When Romney talked about the number of Naval ships being the smallest since the World War I era, Obama countered mockingly and derisively. “It’s true we have fewer ships than 1914 but we also have fewer horses and chariots (or something to that effect).” That’s not going to win over undecided voters, but it is candy for the Loony Left. “We have these things that airplanes land on, called aircraft carriers, and ships that go underwater, called submarines.” That sort of garbage will not play among the independents.

Overall, the two candidates are differing by degree and not oppositional. And the moderator is doing his job correctly, asking the questions, moving the debate along, and then getting out of the way so the two candidates can make their own points (or not make any point at all) all on their own without his help.
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Originally published on Truth Before Dishonor
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10 Comments

  1. John Hitchcock says:
    October 22, 2012 at 23:14

    I think you were looking for croquet.

    By golly Mr. Hitchcock, you are correct. But Grandma could sit in her rocker and crochet.

  2. Krauthammer had it right. Romney won on all counts. He looked presidential while Obama looked small and petty. His comment about not needing any more horses was extremely rude and condescending, as if Romney didn’t know what an aircraft carrier was. I think this is the icing on the cake as far as this election goes. Obama had his chance to look big, and instead he looked small.

  3. The CNN poll had 25% saying that the debate would make them more likely to vote for Mitt Romney and 24% said it would make them more likely to vote for Barach Obama, and 50% said it didn’t matter.

  4. Eric got it right. Obama demeaned himself with a pissy display of petty pique and contemptuous condescension. He even resorted to the Punahou Death Stare in an attempt to distract Romney. It didn’t work any better than his interruptions, his sarcasm, and his transparent misrepresentations.

    Romeny won big, he was calm, reasonable, informed, and generally presidential while Obama came off as out-of-sorts and mired in resentment. All Obama has left are the sour grapes of a sore looser, he’s out of options, and on his way out.

  5. People like ropelight and Eric get out of an event like this exactly what they want to get out of it, preconceived conclusions, based on ideology, which are independent of the facts of the event. So be it.

  6. Wagonwheel says:
    October 23, 2012 at 12:51

    People like ropelight and Eric get out of an event like this exactly what they want to get out of it, preconceived conclusions, based on ideology, which are independent of the facts of the event. So be it.

    The same can be said of people like Perry, the Lose, Delaware Socialist.

  7. The Marines in the picture are yelling, they’re taught to do that in basic training. I’m against it, it’s a waste of energy and it alerts the target and everyone else in ear-shot that you’re coming and where you’re at.

    Additionally, too much screaming and you might lose your ability to make yourself heard over the din of modern conflict just when it’s most needed. The command voice is an important weapon for combat leaders and it shouldn’t be squandered unnecessarily.

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