People who say this debate will be less interesting than the previous ones because it has to do with foreign policy are arrant fools. This is the most crucial debate of all. The main reason why the possibility of a Romney presidency scares me is that I believe he will start military actions against Iran. If that happens, Iran will immediately retaliate against Israel, and we all know that Israel will strike back. As important as the taxes, the economy, the abortion and the repeal of DOMA are, the possibility that we might end up on the brink of World War III trumps all that. Romney will invade somebody for sure because the Republicans always invade. And that somebody is very likely to be Iran, so I’m terrified. Aren’t you?
Another fiercely pro-Republican moderator, yip-dee-do. He immediately allows Romney to roll out his only foreign relations talking point with the attack in Libya and the resulting brouhaha about who said the word “terrorist” first. Both the attack and the brouhaha will be forgotten in two days, yet here we are discussing it like it’s the most pressing issue of the moment. Romney says we need “a strategy.” How very specific of him. Again, he repeats that we need “a strategy.”
Obama again forgets to say the word “Bush.” Does he suffer from Obamanesia?
Romney explains that his strategy is to “go after the bad guys.” That’s a very condescending way to speak to American citizens.
Romney wants to bring gender equality to the Middle East. But, as we all know, he will start by destroying gender equality at home.
Obama stuck the comment about Russia into Romney’s chest. The attack of Obamanesia is finally over.
Obama finally says that Romney wants to take us back to the past. For the first time in this election, I love Obama.
Romney is losing his cool. “Don’t attack meeeee,” he whines.
OK, I hate Putin more than anybody in the US possibly can but he is not “Mr. Putin.” He is President Putin. A hateful president, yet a president. Elected in a landslide that neither Romney nor Obama can even begin to hope for.
The moderator is very professional but he is very obviously a passionate Republican. If that’s OK, why didn’t we see Rachel Maddow moderating one of the debates?
Obama seems to promise that the US will not be invading Syria. More than it has already, I mean.
Obama is trying to prove that he is hawkish enough to persuade the American exceptionalists of his worth. And just when I was starting to love him again.