President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney met for their third and final debate tonight, which focused on foreign policy.
As opposed to their previous debates, there was much agreement between the two, but there were still a few disagreements as well, reports RawStory.com, Mediaite.com, CNN and CBS News.
Romney claimed that the U.S. had fewer ships in its navy since the 1916, to which Pres. Obama responded that older weapons were replaced by newer and more sophisticated weaponry.
Pres. Obama said: “You mention the Navy, for example, and the fact that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.”
“We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. This is not a game of battleship."
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When asked about the use of unmanned drones for defense, Romney praised President Obama: “I support that and entirely, and feel the president was right to up the usage of that technology, and believe that we should continue to use it, to continue to go after the people that represent a threat to this nation and to our friends.”
Romney also added: "But let me also note that as I said earlier, we’re going to have to do more than just going after leaders and and killing bad guys, important as that is. We’re also going to have to have a farm more effective and comprehensive strategy to help move the world away from terror and Islamic extremism. We haven’t done that yet."
President Obama and Romney got into a heated exchange over Romney’s repeated advice to “let Detroit go bankrupt,” with both candidates urging voters to check the record.
President Obama said: “If we had taken your advice, Governor Romney about our auto industry, we would be buying cars from China, instead of selling cars to China.”
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Mitt Romney responded: “The president mentioned the auto industry and somehow I would be in favor of jobs being elsewhere. Nothing could be further from the truth. I’m a son of Detroit. I was born in Detroit. My dad was head of a car company. I like American cars.”
Who won? According to a CBS poll of uncommitted voters, President Obama got 52%, while Mitt Romney landed 32%. The Pew Polling Center had Obama at 48% and Romney at 40% in its poll of likely voters.
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