Live-Blogging the Debate: Obama Versus Romney on Foreign Policy

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 The Foreign Policy Debate(10/22/2012) 
10:57
 

 
10:51
RT @CBSNews: BREAKING: CBS NEWS INSTANT POLL Who won the #Debate? OBAMA: 53%; ROMNEY: 23%, TIE: 24% (Margin of Error: 4%; Sample Size: 521)
Monday October 22, 2012 10:51 DailyIntel
10:45
Monday October 22, 2012 10:45 DashEaves
10:45
Monday October 22, 2012 10:45 frankrichny
10:44
RT @gov: Update: 6.5 million tweets tonight in the last of the 2012 #debates.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:44 DailyIntel
10:42
President Obama Does Not Want to Play Battleship With Mitt Romney bit.ly/RYIRnC by @DanAmira
Monday October 22, 2012 10:42 DailyIntel
10:42
Obama had a better debate, but Romney passed the commander-in-chief credibility test. Man, I feel like David Gergen when I write like this.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:42 JeffreyGoldberg
10:39
[loud whisper] Please save Big Bird! RT @clairehoworth would pay GOOD $$ to know what Toddler Romney said to Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 10:39 DanAmira
10:38
"At times it seemed like Romney was giving a book report, reading a list of hotspots of the world." – Savannah Guthrie on NBC
Monday October 22, 2012 10:38 DailyIntel
10:38
TWITTER, WE DID IT. WE SURVIVED THE #DEBATES2012.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:38 EHolmesWSJ
10:35
Tagg is all talk.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:35 nycsouthpaw
10:35
Monday October 22, 2012 10:35 jheil
10:34
Starting a trade war with China is probably about as advisable as getting involved with a land war in Asia. #NerdAlert #PrincessBride
Monday October 22, 2012 10:34 alexwagner
10:34
That's a wrap! What did you think?
Monday October 22, 2012 10:34 DailyIntel
10:33
Mitt's use of "peace" tonight -- and lack of neocon bluster -- is pure Frank Luntz focus group…If people buy this hokum, it's Obama's fault
Monday October 22, 2012 10:33 frankrichny
10:33
Romney closing on bipartisanship, bigtime.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:33 jheil
10:32
"We bounce back because of our character. And also mean regression."
Monday October 22, 2012 10:32 dylanmatt
10:31
Candidates now giving closing statements.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:31 DailyIntel
10:30
Romney on Obama's comment re too many TV commercials: heheheheheheh. #pagingbeavis
Monday October 22, 2012 10:30 jheil
10:29
"I think we all love teachers." – Bob Schieffer
Monday October 22, 2012 10:29 DailyIntel
10:29
"I think we all love teachers."
Monday October 22, 2012 10:29 jheil
10:29
He loves teachers, he loves cars, he loves coal. A man of many passions
Monday October 22, 2012 10:29 frankrichny
10:29
"I love teachers." – Mitt Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 10:29 DailyIntel
10:28
Romney on food stamps, always touching
Monday October 22, 2012 10:28 frankrichny
10:28
Pretty sure neither candidate remembers at this moment that this is a foreign policy debate.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:28 jonathanchait
10:28
Both gonna close on domestic policy, it appears. #predictable
Monday October 22, 2012 10:28 jheil
10:27
Split screen not working for Romney now: a lot of blinking
Monday October 22, 2012 10:27 frankrichny
10:26
RT @AntDeRosa: "Let Detroit go bankrupt" - New York Times op-ed by Mitt Romney nyti.ms/gypujc
Monday October 22, 2012 10:26 DailyIntel
10:26
Monday October 22, 2012 10:26 jheil
10:25
"I'm still speaking" -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 10:25 Adampasick
10:25
This is desperate on MItt's part. Let's hope Obama hits it out of the park
Monday October 22, 2012 10:25 frankrichny
10:25
Solyndra. Tonight. Sigh.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:25 jheil
10:25
Tesla! Way to change the subject from GM.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:25 frankrichny
10:25
Where's a Candy Crowley fact-check when you need it
Monday October 22, 2012 10:25 DanAmira
10:25
"People in Detroit don't forget."
Monday October 22, 2012 10:25 Adampasick
10:24
"That's the height of silliness." – Mitt Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 10:24 DailyIntel
10:24
Mitt's tactic is to shout down "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt"
Monday October 22, 2012 10:24 frankrichny
10:24
Romney spinners in the spin room already spinning madly. #dreideldreidel
Monday October 22, 2012 10:24 jheil
10:24
"I like American cars" and car elevators, no?
Monday October 22, 2012 10:24 frankrichny
10:23
Giants still up 7-0 in the 6th.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:23 jheil
10:22
It's really loud here, by the way.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:22 timkawakami
10:21
Valves -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 10:21 jheil
10:19
Can't believe Romney gave Obama this China softball
Monday October 22, 2012 10:19 frankrichny
10:17
Is there a chance that Romney thinks "tumult" is a Yiddish word? @JeffreyGoldberg
Monday October 22, 2012 10:17 jheil
10:17
Back to the budget. Thank God.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:17 jonathanchait
10:17
@mraut09 @RossMarvin we will tell our grandchildren of this night
Monday October 22, 2012 10:17 DanAmira
10:16
KerryHumor!!! RT @JohnKerry: Mitt apparently had no binders on foreign policy
Monday October 22, 2012 10:16 jheil
10:15
In an age of almost total political polarization, they are both firmly committed to FLYING KILLER ROBOTS.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:15 jim_newell
10:14
Monday October 22, 2012 10:14 frankrichny
10:14
"When Tunisians began to protest, this nation—me—my administration—were some of the earliest to stand by them." – Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 10:14 DailyIntel
10:14
Lincecum to the pen.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:14 timkawakami
10:13
Last 45 seconds of debate outrageously ignoring our greatest ally, Israel.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:13 yeselson
10:13
Maybe someone in the audience flipped the Queen of Hearts
Monday October 22, 2012 10:13 frankrichny
10:13
The "we talk about it but don't do it" attack from Romney is his best one. But he hasn't gotten to it enough tonight. #lynndebate
Monday October 22, 2012 10:13 TheFix
10:12
Mitt's Drones answer sounds as programmed as Laurence Harvey's answers in "The Manchurian Candidate"
Monday October 22, 2012 10:12 frankrichny
10:12
Tumult -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 10:12 jheil
10:12
"Drones are people, my friends" - Mitt Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 10:12 dhchait
10:12
SHHH THE DRONE STRIKES AREN'T HAPPENING SSSSHHHH
Monday October 22, 2012 10:12 DanAmira
10:11
Romney on drones: "We should use any and all means to take out the enemies of ours around the world."
Monday October 22, 2012 10:11 DailyIntel
10:11
The Giants keep pushing and pushing, and their opponents keep breaking. Tonight, this was the all-timer: bit.ly/PmKNan
Monday October 22, 2012 10:11 timkawakami
10:10
Instability in the Eurozone, anyone?
Monday October 22, 2012 10:10 jheil
10:09
Mexican drug wars, anyone?
Monday October 22, 2012 10:09 jheil
10:09
"It's not time to divorce a nation on Earth..."
Monday October 22, 2012 10:09 DanAmira
10:09
Undecided voters watching this now pretty sure entire foreign world consists of Muslims and Israel.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:09 jonathanchait
10:09
China, anyone?
Monday October 22, 2012 10:09 jheil
10:07
"There's no reason Americans should die when Afghans are perfectly capable of protecting their own country." – Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 10:07 DailyIntel
10:07
Monday October 22, 2012 10:07 jheil
10:07
Romney's consistent message: I'll do exactly what the president has done, only better.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:07 carr2n
10:07
Straight Outta Veep! RT “@frankrichny: Likening Romney to Biden -- that's low! (And priceless.)”
Monday October 22, 2012 10:07 lancegould
10:06
What's happening in Pakistan will have a major effect on what happens in Afghanistan -- who knew? Must have met with Kissinger
Monday October 22, 2012 10:06 frankrichny
10:05
Discussion moves to Afghanistan. "We'll be finished by the end of 2014....the surge has been successful." – Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 10:05 DailyIntel
10:04
Romney is "all over the map" figuratively but also literally, since he has no idea where Iran and Syria are
Monday October 22, 2012 10:04 DanAmira
10:04
Schieffer: Alive! Aliiiiiive
Monday October 22, 2012 10:04 jonathanchait
10:03
Likening Romney to Biden -- that's low! (And priceless.)
Monday October 22, 2012 10:03 frankrichny
10:03
Next round: Who has better hummus, Lebanon or Israel?
Monday October 22, 2012 10:03 JeffreyGoldberg
10:02
@Politiblah it could, and i have written as much, but the two points aren't inconsistent.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:02 jheil
10:02
Best tweet I've seen all night: "Sounds like Obama went on Birthright."
Monday October 22, 2012 10:02 emiliad
10:02
Monday October 22, 2012 10:02 jheil
10:01
Monday October 22, 2012 10:01 jheil
10:00
Dear god if we start talking about domestic policy again I am gonna clock someone.
Monday October 22, 2012 10:00 jheil
10:00
Trade deficit with China: Not sure it was smart of him to go there
Monday October 22, 2012 10:00 frankrichny
9:59
Or just worried about getting out of Boca tonight. “@jheil: Obama pro-Israel rhetoric tonight suggests concern about Jewish vote.”
Monday October 22, 2012 9:59 sethmnookin
9:59
So much for Romney and the 3 a.m. call
Monday October 22, 2012 9:59 frankrichny
9:59
All across the world, presidents and prime ministers are asking themselves, "How do we get mentioned half as much as Israel?"
Monday October 22, 2012 9:59 JeffreyGoldberg
9:59
Obama pro-Israel rhetoric tonight suggests concern about Jewish vote.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:59 jheil
9:58
Adelson is of course Romney's No. 1 donor, and I hope other American Jews feel, as I do, that he is hostile to our interests and Israel's
Monday October 22, 2012 9:58 frankrichny
9:58
Obama subtly hits Romney for bringing billionaire-donor Sheldon Adelson on Romney's trip to Israel.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:58 DailyIntel
9:57
Monday October 22, 2012 9:57 DanAmira
9:57
The Sheldon Adelson card! About time
Monday October 22, 2012 9:57 frankrichny
9:57
Obama: "This has been the biggest whopper of the campaign." So... he WAS born in Kenya!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:57 daveweigel
9:57
"Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators." – Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 9:57 DailyIntel
9:55
Well, Obama just knocked out Mitt's China strategy for tonight
Monday October 22, 2012 9:55 frankrichny
9:55
"Nothing Gov. Romney said is true, starting with me apologizing...This has probably been the biggest whopper of this campaign." – Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 9:55 DailyIntel
9:55
On the apology tour, with Obama my man, going each and every place with the apology mic in my hand.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:55 Adampasick
9:54
Whopper -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 9:54 jheil
9:53
Obama embarked on what I, and nobody else in the world, would call an "apology tour"
Monday October 22, 2012 9:53 DanAmira
9:53
RT @jheil: Apology tour -- there it is! -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 9:53 DailyIntel
9:53
Apology tour -- there it is! -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 9:53 jheil
9:53
This is boring. Let's get back to the budget.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:53 jonathanchait
9:53
Romney now channeling the mullahs.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:53 jheil
9:52
Monday October 22, 2012 9:52 stefanjbecket
9:51
"What is the deal!" -- Bob Seinfeld.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:51 DylanByers
9:51
Yes, let's definitely negotiate with Iran in a televised debate.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:51 RameshPonnuru
9:51
RT @zelda64: @frankrichny Same information, white face (#bendreyer)
Monday October 22, 2012 9:51 frankrichny
9:50
"Those are reports in a newspaper. They are not true." – Obama, denying a report in the NYT that the U.S. had agreed to talks with Iran.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:50 DailyIntel
9:50
Morty Seinfeld just saved Sheldon Adelson by administering the Heimlich -- which he learned in a class at … wait for it … Del Boca Vista!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:50 jheil
9:50
Hey Tim Riggins! RT @anildash: "This is not a game of Battleship!" But what if it was the MOVIE Battleship with Rihanna and Tim Riggins!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:50 Adampasick
9:49
Further proof that Mitt is afraid of being thought of as a neocon Bushite: he is just restating Obama with different language
Monday October 22, 2012 9:49 frankrichny
9:49
"I would make sure Ahmadinejad is indicted under the genocide convention." – Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 9:49 DailyIntel
9:49
How cool would it be if Romney, on Iran sanctions, said, "We gotta tighten this shit up"-- ?
Monday October 22, 2012 9:49 jheil
9:48
"If I'm president of the United States—WHEN I'm president of the United States...." – Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 9:48 DailyIntel
9:47
Sheldon Adelson choking on a pretzel now.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:47 jheil
9:46
"We have these things called aircraft carriers." "This isn't a game of Battleship." #mockery
Monday October 22, 2012 9:46 jheil
9:46
Obama doing a version of every AIPAC speech he's ever given.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:46 jheil
9:45
Asked whether an attack on Israel is an attack on the U.S., Obama says, "I will stand with Israel if they are attacked."
Monday October 22, 2012 9:45 DailyIntel
9:45
Tim Riggins reference? RT @tnyCloseRead: Obama says that assessing Naval strength is not "a game of Battleship." #debate
Monday October 22, 2012 9:45 Adampasick
9:45
"We visited the website quite a bit – it still doesn't work." – Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 9:45 DailyIntel
9:44
Obama was ready for Romney's navy talking point.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:44 jonathanchait
9:44
"bayonets" -- Obama's best moment tonight so far
Monday October 22, 2012 9:44 frankrichny
9:44
We have "ships that go underwater -- submarines": Obama explaining the Navy to Romney as if he is 3 years old
Monday October 22, 2012 9:44 DanAmira
9:44
Obama brings the funny!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:44 jheil
9:44
"[The sequester] will not happen." – Obama, making some news.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:44 DailyIntel
9:43
Horses and bayonets -- DRIIIIIIIINNNNNNKKKKKK
Monday October 22, 2012 9:43 jheil
9:43
"Sequestration" is pure Al Gore, albeit it from Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 9:43 frankrichny
9:43
I've heard the "smallest Navy" thing before, not the "smallest Air Force" thing. I assume it's just as misleading?
Monday October 22, 2012 9:43 DanAmira
9:43
Romney now hitting Obama on reductions in the Air Force and Navy.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:43 DailyIntel
9:42
This is pathetic.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:42 jheil
9:41
Space! -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 9:41 jheil
9:41
@felixsalmon Very funny, and you have a point (as always)
Monday October 22, 2012 9:41 frankrichny
9:41
RT @mckaycoppins Schrieffer: "Let me get back to foreign policy..." Romney: "No." Schrieffer: "Okay, fine." #shorterdebate
Monday October 22, 2012 9:41 MattZeitlin
9:40
Obama hitting Romney on tax cuts and increased military spending, saying "the math doesn't add up."
Monday October 22, 2012 9:40 DailyIntel
9:39
Medicaid is a program for the poor -- who knew? Great foreign policy observation
Monday October 22, 2012 9:39 frankrichny
9:39
Schieffer asks "Where are you going to get the money" for more defense spending? Romney says answers on his website. They are not.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:39 CitizenCohn
9:39
Obamacare. Really?
Monday October 22, 2012 9:39 jheil
9:38
Schieffer tries again -- heroic!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:38 frankrichny
9:38
Romney's "bipartisan" shtick is preposterous but Luntz-tested
Monday October 22, 2012 9:38 frankrichny
9:37
Both candidates launch into detailing domestic policy positions, in a foreign policy debate.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:37 DailyIntel
9:37
Romney's face and body are almost impossibly still for the entire duration of Obama's answer, as if he's conserving energy
Monday October 22, 2012 9:37 DanAmira
9:37
Schieffer: Let me get back to foreign policy. Attempt at RealTalk. Romney pivots back to education. #sigh
Monday October 22, 2012 9:37 jheil
9:37
Schieffer tries, God bless him!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:37 frankrichny
9:36
Obama is talking about hiring more teachers, especially in math and science. #foreignpolicydebate #not
Monday October 22, 2012 9:36 jheil
9:36
As FDR said, we can't expect to defeat the Nazis with an unbalanced budget.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:36 davidfrum
9:35
I'm so old I remember when this debate was about foreign policy RT @stefanjbecket I'm so old I remember when Mitt had a 57-point plan.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:35 DanAmira
9:34
Romney is talking about Latin America as -- wait for it -- an opportunity. Esp if we champion small business. #huh?
Monday October 22, 2012 9:34 jheil
9:34
Latin America is a "time zone" economic opportunity. I'm sure that means something, but I have no idea what.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:34 DanAmira
9:34
Look, if nobody wants to have a foreign policy debate, let's just not have one.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:34 jonathanchait
9:34
*Foreign* policy, gentlemen.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:34 stefanjbecket
9:32
Schieffer is good but it will take mighty powers to keep this debate on foreign affairs
Monday October 22, 2012 9:32 frankrichny
9:31
Monday October 22, 2012 9:31 jheil
9:31
"Stand for a strong economy": Mitt's first attempt, lame, to change the debate's subject
Monday October 22, 2012 9:31 frankrichny
9:31
"When the students took to the streets in Tehran...for the president to remain silent I think was an enormous mistake." – Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 9:31 DailyIntel
9:31
@Rovzar Daaaiisy .... daaaiiisssyyy.......
Monday October 22, 2012 9:31 DanAmira
9:30
"In order to fulfill our role in the world, America must be strong." – Romney pivots to the economy.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:30 DailyIntel
9:30
Shorter Schieffer: "Just talk for like three minutes."
Monday October 22, 2012 9:30 DanAmira
9:29
7-0 Giants, 2 out, B3.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:29 jheil
9:29
Romney hits Obama over sequestration, the automatic defense cuts coming in 2013 without a debt deal.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:29 DailyIntel
9:28
Romney pivots to domestic message. Let's see if Obama follows.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:28 jonathanchait
9:28
Monday October 22, 2012 9:28 jheil
9:28
If Ahmadinejad says we suck, it's gotta be true
Monday October 22, 2012 9:28 DanAmira
9:27
Mitt in favor of peace but strength. Greetings from Dr. Frank Luntz!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:27 frankrichny
9:27
Romney playing it super-safe tonight.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:27 jheil
9:26
Setting the over/under on when Romney and Obama will actually disagree on policy in this debate at 45 minutes
Monday October 22, 2012 9:26 DanAmira
9:26
Would you have stuck with Mubarak? "No, I supported the president and his action at the time," answers Romney.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:26 DailyIntel
9:26
25 minutes and tedium settling in, I fear
Monday October 22, 2012 9:26 frankrichny
9:25
Romney, shorter: I'd do everything exactly the same as Obama, and he's stupid for doing it
Monday October 22, 2012 9:25 Devingo913
9:25
Obama says Egypt must abide by their peace treaty with Israel. "That is a red line for us." #debates
Monday October 22, 2012 9:25 DailyIntel
9:24
6-0 Giants, bases juiced, still no outs in B3.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:24 jheil
9:24
Obama, asked if he has any regrets on urging Mubarak to go: "No I don't."
Monday October 22, 2012 9:24 DailyIntel
9:23
Again, I'm not a foreign policy expert, but isn't Romney just saying he'll continue Obama's policies in a more leadery way?
Monday October 22, 2012 9:23 MikeGrunwald
9:23
Obama makes the salient point: there's not a dime's worth of actualn policy daylight between and Romney on Syria.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:23 jheil
9:23
"He doesn't have different ideas. That's because we're doing exactly what we should be doing." – Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 9:23 DailyIntel
9:23
Clearly Mitt afraid of seeming neocon bellicose-- Hence all this vague verbiage
Monday October 22, 2012 9:23 frankrichny
9:22
Monday October 22, 2012 9:22 jheil
9:22
RT @thegarance: "I don't want to have our military involved in Syria." -- Romney #finaldebate
Monday October 22, 2012 9:22 DailyIntel
9:22
Romney working hard not to seem bellicose -- knows a war-weary nation ain't having it.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:22 jheil
9:22
Romney shoots down the idea of no-fly zones in Syria.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:22 DailyIntel
9:21
@mattspencedc That too. I guess it's possible he meant the Mediterranean, specifically? Doesn't make sense any which way.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:21 DanAmira
9:21
Obama seems more comfortable weaving his way around world -- Romney appears to be watching every word carefully to avoid gaffe, v cautious
Monday October 22, 2012 9:21 edhenryTV
9:21
Monday October 22, 2012 9:21 jheil
9:20
Seems like debate is structurally designed to annoy Romney. Everything Obama says is premised on "I've had to make tough calls u haven't."
Monday October 22, 2012 9:20 noamscheiber
9:20
Monday October 22, 2012 9:20 jheil
9:20
Mitt, there's this country between Iran and Syria called .... IRAQ
Monday October 22, 2012 9:20 DanAmira
9:19
There's a brave stand: "Assad must go!"
Monday October 22, 2012 9:19 frankrichny
9:19
Who's going to make sure that arms "don't get into the wrong hands" in Syria? Dan Señor!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:19 frankrichny
9:19
5-0 Giants, bottom 3, 1st and 3rd, no outs!!!! #shitbirdssuck
Monday October 22, 2012 9:19 jheil
9:19
How is Syria Iran's "route to the sea"? They don't even border each other.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:19 DanAmira
9:18
"Syria's an opportunity for us." – Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 9:18 DailyIntel
9:17
Obama now clearly ahead in the Israel drinking game
Monday October 22, 2012 9:17 frankrichny
9:17
"Syrians are going to have to determine their own future." – Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 9:17 DailyIntel
9:16
Monday October 22, 2012 9:16 jheil
9:16
The discussion moves to Syria. The conflict appears to be spreading to Lebanon, after the largest bombing in Beirut in four years last week.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:16 DailyIntel
9:16
First section kind of a wash and not very interesting.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:16 mtomasky
9:16
Good that Obama was the first to pander re Israel
Monday October 22, 2012 9:16 frankrichny
9:15
Hooray, extended cross-talk!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:15 DanAmira
9:14
Monday October 22, 2012 9:14 jheil
9:13
Clear eyes, rose colored glasses, Putin can't lose
Monday October 22, 2012 9:13 Adampasick
9:13
"Of course I don't concur with what the president said about my own record." -- thanks for clarifying.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:13 Adampasick
9:13
"Attacking me is not an agenda." – Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 9:13 DailyIntel
9:13
Uh, which part about Romney's record was not accurate? Please elaborate.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:13 DanAmira
9:12
Concur -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 9:12 jheil
9:12
Strong and steady, not wrong and reckless -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 9:12 jheil
9:12
"The 1980s are calling, asking for their foreign policy back...like social policies of the '50s and economic policies of the '20s." – Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 9:12 DailyIntel
9:11
Obama takes first swing -- trying to pin Romney down on stuff he's said in the past -- block him from shifting to the center.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:11 jheil
9:10
Very crafty Etch-a-Sketch moderate Mitt: He suddenly cites the UN as an authority
Monday October 22, 2012 9:10 frankrichny
9:09
Arab scholars -- DRINK
Monday October 22, 2012 9:09 jheil
9:09
"Killing bad guys is important, of course."
Monday October 22, 2012 9:09 Adampasick
9:09
Romney's strategy against al Qaeda: "Interrupt them." Same as his debate strategy!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:09 jonathanchait
9:09
Obama, on Libya, says the U.S. "liberate[d] a country that had been under the yoke of a dictator for decades."
Monday October 22, 2012 9:09 DailyIntel
9:08
Obama singing a song written by @NYTFriedman!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:08 jheil
9:08
-10? RT @ClaraJeffery: RT @mulegirl Incorrect use of "decimated". -1
Monday October 22, 2012 9:08 Adampasick
9:07
Obama, on Libya, reiterates the points he made in the last debate.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:07 DailyIntel
9:07
"comprehensive strategy" for Arab world as unspecified as his budget-balanching plan
Monday October 22, 2012 9:07 frankrichny
9:07
"My first job as commander-in-chief, Bob, is to keep the American people safe. And that's what we've done over the last four years." – Obama
Monday October 22, 2012 9:07 DailyIntel
9:06
Romney very soft on Libya.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:06 jheil
9:06
"We can't kill our way out of this mess." -- IMPEACH
Monday October 22, 2012 9:06 Adampasick
9:06
"I congratulate him on taking out Osama bin Laden...but we can't kill our way out of this mess." – Romney
Monday October 22, 2012 9:06 DailyIntel
9:06
Romney attempts to preempt Obama bragging re OBL right out of the gate.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:06 jheil
9:06
A humorous event is one in which humans exchange remarks of a comic nature for the purpose of merriment.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:06 Adampasick
9:05
Glad Romney is in favor of women's rights in Arab world!
Monday October 22, 2012 9:05 frankrichny
9:05
Romney attempt at humor about humor. #metadebate
Monday October 22, 2012 9:05 jheil
9:04
The first question from moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS is about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:04 DailyIntel
9:04
Obama's doing that thing where he just nods constantly
Monday October 22, 2012 9:04 DanAmira
9:03
The Soviet Union-- still our No. 1 geopolitical enemy according to Mitt
Monday October 22, 2012 9:03 frankrichny
9:03
"And with that unnecessarily long intro, let's begin..."
Monday October 22, 2012 9:03 DanAmira
9:03
Tonight's debate is focused on foreign policy, on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:03 DailyIntel
9:02
Romney and Obama almost kiss during handshake
Monday October 22, 2012 9:02 DanAmira
9:02
@kbpear charter national-league members of the #fraternityofsuck.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:02 jheil
9:02
Here we go. The third and final presidential debate gets underway in Boca Raton, Fla., as both candidates take the stage.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:02 DailyIntel
9:02
Does anyone else find the idea of a university in Boca Raton an oxymoron?
Monday October 22, 2012 9:02 frankrichny
9:01
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, America Can't Lose pic.twitter.com/O1xJ5071
Monday October 22, 2012 9:01 dgjackson
9:00
Obama should bow to Romney when he walks on stage, just to freak out Drudge.
Monday October 22, 2012 9:00 philipaklein
8:58
Just remember, Barack: Clear eyes, full hearts, dead bin Laden.
Monday October 22, 2012 8:58 nycsouthpaw
8:57
Right after this, he ripped off the tie, revealing SuperPolitician lycra MT @dorseyshaw Biden, like a boss. twitpic.com/b6l6zs
Monday October 22, 2012 8:57 TheCut
8:56
You might think the foreign policy community is excited for this debate. Actually: most worry it will be too dumb.
Monday October 22, 2012 8:56 blakehounshell
8:56
There are actually some good proposed questions from @JeffreyGoldberg bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-2…
Monday October 22, 2012 8:56 ggreenwald