Live coverage as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go head-to-head in the third and final presidential election debate. Latest 01.58 (20.58) No repeat of last week's prohibited audience outbursts, says the moderator. 01.57 (20.57) In the press room, thousands of hands are preparing to start filing in any number of languages. Schieffer is onstage and we're minutes from go time. 01.55 (20.55) Ann Romney and Michelle Obama are in the house, both wearing dark dresses in contrast to the highlighter pink they both opted for last time.
Obama is acting like a bobblehead . His head keeps shaking and his eyes are constantly blinking. He's really gotten nasty much earlier than expected. Romney is the cool and collected one. Obama is acting like a hot head. i like that Romney brought up killing OBL first.
Russia and China are the MAJOR forces backing Iran and Syria to destabalize the Middle East. If one does not know that, one is living in a magical world. And don't forget what they do at the UN. Putin is not a "nice man". NEVER underestimate him.
Obama is just an empty suit... He is worthless to our country in terms of leadership and forgive me but the only reason he was elected is because he's black.. We need to look past color and see beliefs and morals
Obama talked as if he and the US were the only ones who helped Libya get rid of Kaddafi. That's NOT the way it happened--Obama promised US help and then backed off, not returning until the fight was about over.
Mitt is doing very well! Great zingers. Defused the Bin Laden thing _before_ The Won got to trumpet it, the "flexibility" comment was introduced early, and he's slamming the Obammunist with a barrage of pure _fact_. All this while The Won's eyes are glazing over with his puny IQ attempting to keep up with a man who is a mental giant compared to him. All he can do is spout memorized off-point talking-lies. It's lovely.
Romney on Russia: well, Russia is making moves similar to those after the Bolshevik Revolution, when the Soviets wanted a beach-head in the Middle East. They've been trying to get a stronghold there for a hundred years. beach-head, strong-hold
There isn't much of a difference between Romney and BO.
EXCEPT: Romney could point out the dangerous presence of the Muslim Brotherhood, wherever the Arab uprisings have happened.
Romney must make plain that al Qaeda is regaining strength and presence. In Iraq, for one place; ergo how important it would have been to have a Status of Force agreement.
BO did NOT end the Iraq war. President Bush did. Afghanistan is a mess.
Any body language expert will tell you that excessive blinking is a sign of being nervous. Romney looks like a calm professor and O looks like the blinking kid trying to sell the story about the dog that ate his homework.
Before I forget, the split screen on 0bama off C-SPAN makes him look more & more like the Batman's ''Joker'' without the makeup. Look carefully & you'll see what I mean when he's seething with anger at Romney's answers.
21.47 (02.47) Obama says the sequestration - the automatic cuts to defence that will come into force next year if no deficit deal is reached - will not happen. Good to hear he's so confident because many Americans have no faith in Washington's ability to forge a deal.
He hits back at Romney's favourite line about the US having a smaller navy now than in 1916. "We also have fewer horses and fewer bayonets," says Obama. "This isn't a game of battleship."
21.45 (02.45) Everyone expected that both men would try to bring things back to domestic politics. But not to this extent.
Obama just got so nasty and so sarcastic and disrespectful to Romney about our Navy. So unpresidential. Went into an angry sarcastic riff , telling Romney that he might not know what an aircraft carrier is -planes land on it. Obama tells Romney he might not know what a submarine is-it goes underwater and on and on. Obama was so angry and unhinged. Wow.
In the event of an attack on Israel the Obamboozler will support them...in about 90 days! The Benghazi Bullshirter is like the guy that will throw a life preserver on a 20 foot rope to a man drowning 30 feet away and then afterwards say "Hey, I met him more than halfway!"
God, o lies so much. The only way I can watch is because wild red has 8% alcohol. Need another for the last half. O is capable of stringing words together is my critique of his performance. It's like the last 3 1/2 years haven't happened.
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