Where Obama, Romney stand on foreign policy challenges
September 17th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Where Obama, Romney stand on foreign policy challenges

By Jamie Crawford

Editor’s Note: Over the next week, CNN's national security reporters and producers will be looking at some of the most poignant differences between the two candidates on the most pressing foreign policy issues. Watch for the stories all week on CNN. More from Election Center

The protests and violence at American diplomatic missions across the Middle East and North Africa last week steered the 2012 presidential race into somewhat unchartered territory - a debate over U.S. foreign policy.

While the topic certainly has not been absent in the rhetorical sparring between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, most of the campaign's focus thus far has been a battle over who has the best prescription to jolt a seemingly sluggish economic recovery.

But that changed last week. Romney's charge the United States was too quick to condemn a film that insulted Muslims before condemning the violence directed at American diplomatic missions abroad spurred Obama's claim that Romney had a tendency to "shoot first and aim later." And all this talk has opened a window on an area that is sure to consume a great deal of attention for whomever sits in the Oval Office next January.

The list of foreign policy challenges facing the United States is daunting - including an awakening in the Arab world with a direction still unknown, a looming nuclear crisis with Iran and an uncertain future in Afghanistan (and neighboring Pakistan) once U.S. troops withdraw in 2014.

And let's not forget a bloody civil war in Syria, where the fate of thousands of biological and chemical weapons also hang in the balance. Then there are fiscal issues, from debt crises plaguing Europe to economic and geo-political challenges posed by a rising China.

Here is a look at some of the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the United States, and how the candidates who seek to lead the country approach them.


As the tension over Iran's disputed nuclear program ratchets up in the face of Israeli discord over the pace of current sanctions designed to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions, both Obama and Romney agree that Iran must not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon.

"We are determined to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," Obama said in a press conference earlier this year alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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The Obama administration and European Union have launched parallel sanctions designed to squeeze Iran's petroleum sector and bring the economy to its knees as an incentive to get Iran to give up any military dimensions to its nuclear program.

In a recent interview with ABC News, Romney said he would draw the same line as Obama when it comes to Tehran's nuclear capacity.

"My red line is Iran may not have a nuclear weapon," he told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "It is inappropriate for them to have the capacity to terrorize the world."

What ultimately constitutes that red line, though, is seemingly different for both men. For Obama, the Iranian government would have to take direct steps to actually acquire a weapon (which U.S. intelligence does not believe has happened yet), while Romney has said merely having a "nuclear capability" without actually moving ahead to produce a weapon would be a tipping point.

More: Netanyahu urges U.S. to set 'red line' for Iran


In Syria, where the carnage of the last year and a half has claimed tens of thousands of lives, the fate of the country's large stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and whether to arm the opposition forces battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has drawn out differences between the two candidates.

What would trigger either overt or covert military involvement from the United States inside Syria?

"We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to the other players on the ground, that a red line for us is (when) we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized," Obama said in a White House press conference last month. "That would change my calculus. That would change my equation."

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As to supporting al-Assad's opposition, the administration has provide funds and non-lethal equipment like communications gear. In addition, the CIA is aiding in vetting rebel members for other countries who may be providing arms on their own.

For Romney, the Obama administration's policy of not providing arms to the Syrian opposition - whose character and composition is still uncertain, according to administration officials - is a mistake. The former Massachusetts governor supports greater American involvement in Syria.

"Instead of watching what's happening in Syria from a dispassionate distance, I would be leading in Syria by encouraging our friends there like the Turks and the Saudis to provide weapons to the insurgents in Syria," he said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual briefing this summer.

More: Syria explained: What you need to know

And Barbara Starr on Obama and Romney's red lines for Iran and Syria.


No single foreign policy issue has bedeviled more U.S. presidents than the search for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Unlike previous presidents, for whom Mideast peace was mainly a focus in their second term, Obama entered office determined to work with all parties involved in the process to find a workable plan. But the effort did not go far, as the Israeli government continued to construct settlements in Palestinian areas and a unilateral quest for statehood by the Palestinians at the United Nations brought talks to a halt.

The relationship between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cool, and while they have put on a public face of U.S./Israeli solidarity when they meet, it is understood the two don't have much of a personal rapport. Romney and Netanyahu, on the other hand, have a relationship that goes back decades from the time they were colleagues at the Boston Consulting Group.

While the style and rhetoric of Obama and Romney's approach to the Middle East may differ, there are rather modest differences in the substance of their positions on the conflict's root issues. Both men say their personal view is that Jersualem is the capital of Israel, but that issue must be negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinians - a policy shared by previous presidential administrations, from both parties.

In a May 2011 speech at the State Department, Obama called for a two-state solution based on borders that existed before the 1967 Six-Day war. He also proposed "mutually agreed swaps" of land as a basis of negotiations. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer during a visit to Jersualem this past July, Romney would not comment on what borders he'd propose, but said, "I will leave that to the negotiating parties themselves."

Throughout the campaign, Romney has accused Obama of "throwing allies like Israel under the bus" and not giving due credence to Israeli concerns over Iran. He has also pledged Israel would be the first country he would visit as president.

But while the personal relationship between Obama and Netanyahu is well documented, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told CNN in July that the bond between Israel and the United States are "stronger and deeper than ever" under Obama.

Both presidential contenders have said they respect Israel's sovereign right to defend itself against perceived threats - an apparent reference to Israeli apprehensions over Iran's nuclear program.


With the war in Afghanistan set to enter its twelth year in October, U.S. forces are on schedule to end their combat role by the end of 2014. The current plan calls for only a small number of American troops to remain to train Afghan forces.

After years of military focus on Iraq, Obama ordered a surge of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan in December 2009. At its peak, there were about 100,000 U.S. forces in the embattled country, intent on wrestling back control of areas in southern and eastern Afghanistan that had been taken over by the Taliban. That boost of troops was temporary and, by the end of September, all 30,000 extra troops will have been removed.

While Romney has called Obama's policy in Afghanistan a politically timed retreat, there is little evident daylight between them as to how they'd approach the U.S. military effort.

"Our goal should be to complete a successful transition to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014," Romney said this month in a speech before a National Guard Association meeting in Reno, Nevada. "I will evaluate conditions on the ground and solicit the best advice of our military commanders," he said.

That's not much different than what Obama said last month, during a visit to the Army base of Fort Bliss in Texas.

"Next year, Afghans will take the lead for their own security. In 2014, the transition will be complete," he said then.

It's what happens once military operations cease where differences between the two candidates come into view.

"We are pursuing a negotiated peace. In coordination with the Afghan government, my administration has been in direct discussions with the Taliban," Obama earlier this year, explaining his administration's policy of supporting reconciliation by all elements of Afghan society so long as minority and women's rights are respected, and violence is renounced.

Negotiating with the Taliban is a dangerous prospect, according to Romney.

"We don't negotiate with terrorists. I do not negotiate with the Taliban. That's something for the Afghans to decide how they're going to ... pursue their course in the future," he said last year during a Republican primary debate.

More: 'Green on blue' attacks in Afghanistan | Attackers wore U.S. uniforms


As commander in chief of the U.S. military, President Obama differs from Romney on what they see as the types of weapons and numbers of troops needed to defend the country.

In his remarks and position papers released by his campaign, Romney champions a large conventional force supplemented by 100,000 extra troops, which would bolster the entire military force to over 1.5 million.

"We must have a commitment," he said last week at an event in Virginia, "not just to more ships and more aircraft, but also, in my view, to more members of our armed forces."

In addition to extra troops, Romney has pledged to increase the Navy's shipbuilding rate from 9 to 15 new vessels a year, modernize existing weapons systems and establish a multilayered ballistic missile defense system. Romney has not said how he would pay for any of these measures.

With the war in Iraq over and military operations in Afghanistan winding down, Obama has said he wants to cut $500 billion in defense spending over the next decade. He does not support a second round of $500 billion in cuts that may take effect in January if Congress cannot reach an agreement on the federal budget.

The cuts in Obama's budget would get rid of older ships while delaying the construction of newer ones. His military would place more emphasis on small special forces teams that can deploy to hotspots worldwide, as well as the continued use of unmanned drones.

While drones and special forces would also play a role in Romney's defense strategy, the former governor says a strong and robust military is necessary to preserve America's leadership position in the world.

More from Barbara Starr on Obama and Romney's competing proposals for the U.S. military


From the early days of his campaign up to the present, Romney has maintained that China - through its monetary policy and trade practices - is cheating Americans out of good jobs and opportunities, as well as stealing its intellectual property and know-how.

"If I'm president of the United States, I will finally take China to the carpet and say, 'Look you guys, I'm gonna label you a currency manipulator and apply tariffs unless you stop those practices," he said at a campaign event earlier this year.

Like previous administrations, Obama has not taken the step of designating China a "currency manipulator" out of concern such a move could start a trade war with a nation that enjoys a $200 billion trade surplus with the United States and holds even larger sums of U.S. debt. But Obama has brought lawsuits against Beijing at the World Trade Organization.

"We're going to continue to be firm in insisting that they operate by the same rules that everybody else operates under," he said last year at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.

On the sensitive issue of Taiwan, Obama has signed off on arms sales to the island - which China considers a renegade province - but he has refused to sell them advanced F-16 fighter jets. Romney has said he would sell additional arms to Taiwan and confront China more forcefully on its human rights record.

More: Obama and Romney differ on approaches to China and Russia


With Russia, Obama came to office looking to "reset" a relationship that become strained when George W. Bush was president. He negotiated a new arms control agreement, and Russian assent to opening crucial supply lines for coalition forces in Afghanistan.

As to Romney, earlier this year, he told CNN that Russia was, "without question, our number one geopolitical foe." He has said he will re-evaluate the arms control treaty, and will confront the Kremlin on its human rights record.

"Under my presidency, our friends will see more loyalty and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and more backbone," Romney said at the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Romney has taken issue with the Obama administration's cancellation of plans, under Bush, to put missile defense components in Poland. But it should be noted that the United States is involved with, and supports, a NATO-sponsored missile defense shield that would host interceptors, ships and radars in Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey. Russia has repeatedly voiced its disagreement with the NATO plan.


For an issue that was front and center for the past decade, and took the country to war, terrorism has not gotten the attention it once did on the campaign trail.

The Obama administration has emphasized the use of unmanned drones to take out terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. They have been used more frequently than during the Bush administration, and are seen as an effective tool of counter-terrorism that does not put U.S. troops in harms way.

But while the use of drones has expanded, Obama said deciding to deploy them presents significant challenges.

"That's something that you have to struggle with," Obama told CNN's Jessica Yellin in a recent interview. "If you don't, then it's very easy to slip into a situation in which you end up bending rules thinking that the ends always justify the means. That's not been our tradition. That's not who we are as a country."

And while he moved to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay at the beginning of his administration, those efforts were blocked by Congress. He supports military tribunals for accused terrorists, but says he would like to see justice in federal courts.

For Romney, terrorists should be treated as enemy combatants, jailed at Guantanamo and tried by the military. He has said he would also allow more aggressive interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects.

Obama eliminated the enhanced interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration such as waterboarding, labeling such practices as torture. Romney has not specified what type of techniques his administration would employ.

More: 11 years after 9/11: Who are the terrorists?

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  1. dd

    Obama's foreign policy looks like a mess. Libya has evidence of a planned attack and Obama claims the attack was spontaneous. Obama thinks all Muslims walk around with RPGs on their shoulders and surround the US embassy such that RPGs can be fire from three positions. Purely coincidence says Obama. Does Obama have his head in the sand or up his butt? And the mainstream news media is failing to let the people know that everyone disagrees with the Obama story except the Obama excuse and lie machine – called appointees and corrupt Democrats.

    September 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • republicaderp

      Ignorance is bliss.

      September 18, 2012 at 4:25 am | Reply
  2. Common Sense

    Who built a buisness by there self? It is true one can build a product or site or building themselves, but a business can not exist without customers or consumers. I repeat, A business can not exist without a SELLER and BUYER!!! I.E. Obama was right YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT!

    September 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  3. Baa Weet

    I don't care much about another protest over there.Like all other fires,they burn out until someone starts another.This will soon not be news worthy.

    September 17, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
    • bobbie


      September 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  4. Marco Hsiao

    [Biggest scandal: the US kills 100,000 innocent Iraqi Muslims by lies and violence]

    The US uses lie and violence to slaughter 100,000 innocent Iraqi Muslim, lots of innocent Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Yemen are killed by the US violence, too. Thus the US is worst country on violating human right in 21st century.

    Furthermore, now lots of lies are used by the US to murder 100,000 innocent people in Syria. Besides, after 2019 the US will decline continually and China (Mainland + ROC Taiwan + Hong Kong) will rise steadily; that is the destiny.

    Religions and lives both need to be respected. Change, apology and compensation are the best policies for current the US.

    September 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
    • bobbie


      September 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  5. LaCour

    I think that the newly released video on Mitt is about the most inhuman thing I have ever heard. He let us know that if you aren't rich that you are not paying tax. Mitt THAT IS SO SMALL OF YOU AND OUT OF TOUCH. I am going to work hard to keep you from being my PRESIDENT. By the way you talked about people not telling the truth. You have to be out of your mind with all the lies you and paul have told and polled by the fact checkers. Oh I am sorry you two don't belive in fact checkers. So out out o touch.

    September 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Reply
    • kb

      Yeah he has the nerve to single out half the population as worthless tax paying government milkers when he wont even present his own tax proof.

      September 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply
    • JuJuBee

      Are 47% of Americans dependent upon the government or not?

      September 18, 2012 at 7:49 am | Reply
      • Retard Alert

        @JuJu – How's that SS and Medicare treating you? If you are not using it now, you will be and you will need it.

        September 18, 2012 at 9:24 am |
  6. John

    We're drowning in debt and still give taxpayer money to every country where we want friends. They still hate us for a variety of reasons, mostly our own fault. Let's pull all of our people from everywhere, stop the welfare, and let the world know that while we focus on saving ourselves we will respond to any direct attack on the US with overwhelming force delivered with extreme prejudice!

    September 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
    • tor5

      The root of the problem is oil dependence. That’s why we can’t do what you suggest. “Drill baby drill” won’t work because there is not enough domestic oil. We need alternatives, which Obama pushes and Republicans block.

      September 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
      • JuJuBee

        There is enough domestic oil and it can support the US. If we actively begin drilling in America – we put people back to work producing a product that will generate a return to the American citizen directly. We will break out dependence on the Middle East and we will be saving billions of dollars by our money in our county. We will generate more tax revenue, which goes back to us. We can get some people off of welfare and into a productive life. And we won't be supplying outside governments with our money – which is used to hurt us and hold us hostage. Take the money away from them – then what can they can do to us?

        Drilling doesn't happen overnight – which is why we need to start the process now. We need to protect our country and bring our citizens back to prosperity.

        Alternative sources of fuel should be actively sought as well, but that is a very long term and expensive solution that most Americans cannot afford yet. It's not an effective answer to our problem yet – but it should be actively sought as a long term solution.

        September 18, 2012 at 7:56 am |
      • Retard Alert

        @JuJu – There's more oil drilling today in the US than any time in history. Check out the drilling in ND. ND surpasses Alaska. Dolt.

        September 18, 2012 at 9:23 am |
    • kb

      Agree 100%

      September 18, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
  7. Blondshagg

    President seems to be missing in action!

    American needs a President available 24-7 and on the job 100%!

    VOTE – ROMNEY/RYAN 201 -– NOVEMBER 6, 2012!!!

    September 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
    • pogojo

      The phone rang at 2am, no one answered.

      September 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Reply
    • JamesinOKC

      Amen to that. While americans died overseas on american soil our so-called-president was hanging out with rappers and celebrities raising money for himself. Meanwhile, a sister country for several decades now wanted to meet up and was willing to come to him, but our so-called-president said no way, I have to fundraise. But low and behold, the president of egypt, the muslim brotherhood, called and our so-called-president FLEW TO THEM!!!!!! Which side is he on???????? What are his intentions???????????

      September 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
  8. fredjones95

    SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters


    September 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Reply
  9. Latinos

    Legal :Latinos are voting for Romney/Ryan.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • willram1

      In your DREAMS!!!!, We don't need an IDIOT like R&R who'll DESTROY the Middle Class. now far as your name I know your NOT a fellow LATINO but a SELLOUT who's trying to put their 2 Cents in. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!.

      September 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
      • Madrep

        Obama hasn't destroyed the middle class already??? What planet do you live on?

        September 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  10. Pnm9pnm

    Both have good vaueponts who to vote for? Both are well invested like all world leders koo koo 4 coo coo puffs.i gess the one that has the most shares.?pnm.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  11. The Realist

    Mark Twain on "The Book of Mormon" 1861

    "The book is a curiosity to me, it is such a pretentious affair, and yet so "slow," so sleepy; such an insipid mess of inspiration. It is chloroform in print. If Joseph Smith composed this book, the act was a miracle --keeping awake while he did it was, at any rate. ... The book seems to be merely a prosy detail of imaginary history, with the Old Testament for a model; followed by a tedious plagiarism of the New Testament. The author labored to give his words and phrases the quaint, old-fashioned sound and structure of our King James's translation of the Scriptures; and the result is a mongrel–half modern glibness, and half ancient simplicity and gravity."

    September 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  12. The Realist

    The sad reality is that Mitt Romney's foreign policy "advisors" are the usual retreads.

    If he's elected, ( and it could happen ), you can count on another war, ... or two.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • Madrep

      A war is only because the Obama Admin has weakened our security. Just as Clinton did. Typical Libs, cut the military, put our Country in jeopardy and them a Repub got to fix the issue....See you in November.

      September 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  13. WachetAuf

    When Clinton was president the GOP criticized him for taking charge in Eastern Europr. We are not nation builders, they said. But, when Bush II send troops to Iraq and Afganistan, we spent our treasure, The GOP's argument is merely rhetoric without principle to support it. It is just a politically convenient as are ALL arguments made by this current gang of GOP leaders. The GOP would send the wrong message to the rest of the world and commit a new set of young men to their deaths. We cannot be the policeman of the world and we must let the free world know it. Once they get the message they will handle it. The French got the message and stood up in Libya. Maybe they will enjoy the role and do it next time in Syria or assist Israel in its fight against Iran. Let the Saudi's step up. They have many young men who want to die for Allah. Give them a fish and they will eat for a day. Teach them how to fish and they will eat for a lifetime. We can sit back for a while and lick our wounds and heal our treasury. We supported bin Laden in Afganistan. bin Laden arose against us. There is a reason and a season for all things.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply
  14. Manofcolor

    We should call this election a" blood drive"!

    American politicians- selling Americans blood-one drop at a time!

    They're all like leeches!

    September 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Reply

    What could anyone possibly expect from either party in dealing with the population of foreign countries. These people will not like the United States no matter what we do. It's a done deal. Let's stop wasting our time with these fanatical countries. I'm sorry. I know democracy is the new thing, but let's fix our democratic process first.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  16. Pnm9pnm

    Well it should be clear where jihad joesafens hot spots are from the move down with jihades now these are allso known as strong holds so have a booms ready at all times as in we the people may miss an hit the peramints.))))))))))))singd the meek an pnm.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  17. Rod M.

    CNN said "Romney's [made a] charge the United States was too quick to condemn a film that insulted Muslims".

    No he didn't. He said the president was sympathizing with the protesters. No wonder CNN is going down the tubes – Can't you guys report anything accurately?

    September 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • Duke

      Exactly, The liberals can't help themselves. It has become any means to an end and their end game is to re-elect a radical socialist, regardless of the facts.

      September 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
      • tor5

        Do you know what a fact is? Please provide one fact that shows Obama to be a radical socialist. Just one substantiated act or quote that is consistent with radical socialism. Do you know what radical socialism is?

        September 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
      • Duke

        Barack Obama was, in fact, a member of the socialist New Party in the 1990s and sought its endorsement for the Illinois senate–contrary to the misrepresentations of Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, and in spite of the efforts of Politico's Ben Smith to quash the story. Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism (2010), has released new "smoking gun" evidence at National Review Online. It is evidence that the mainstream media can no longer ignore–and Obama can no longer deny. Source: Breitbart

        September 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
      • Duke

        *Demonized corporations

        *Abandoned Barack Obama Jr. when he was 2 years old to continue at Harvard (teaching son that ideology is more important than family)

        Stanley Ann Dunham (Mom)

        *Communist sympathizer

        *Practiced ‘critical theory’ (aka Marxism)

        *Influenced by Nietzsche and Freud

        *Left Hawaii for Indonesia, Pakistan

        *Attended a leftist church nicknamed the ‘little red church’ because of its Communist sympathies

        *Left Barack Obama Jr.


        *Barack’s grandparents introduced Barack Obama Jr. to poet and communist Frank Marshall Davis (Link)

        *Davis becomes a mentor as young Barack struggled with abandonment by parents

        College & Church

        *Admittedly sought out ‘Marxist’ professors (Link)

        *Admittedly attended ‘socialist conferences’ (Link)

        *Began attending a Marxist church – led by pastor Jeremiah Wright (attended for 20 years) (Link)


        *Tragedy of the Warren Court: No redistributive change (Link)

        *Voted for TARP (Link)

        *$787 billion stimulus redistribution bill

        *Healthcare bill admittedly about ‘redistributing the wealth’

        *Single Payer Healthcare proponent (Link)

        *President Obama now also President of GM & Chrysler

        *President Obama seizes control of insurance giant AIG

        *President Obama is leading America to single payer healthcare

        *President Obama seized control of Student Loan industry in order to ‘cut out middle man’

        *President Obama seizes control in massive land grabs

        *Repeatedly vilifies ‘the rich’

        *Obama believes race problems can be solved through redistribution of wealth… he said "race is still an enormous factor in our society. But economics can overcome a lot of racial division."

        *Trying to regulate the Internet via FCC

        *Forces mortgage co’s to cover people who aren’t paying mortgage (Link)

        *Extends unemployment benefits to 99 weeks (Link)

        *Told Joe the plumber ‘it’s better when you spread things around’ (Link)

        Family, Friends, Advisors & Administration

        *Wife Michelle Obama said “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”

        *Jim Wallis, Obama’s spiritual advisor & forced redistribution of wealth advocate

        *Van Jones, disgraced Green Jobs Czar & Communist

        *Ron Bloom, Manufacturing Czar & anti-free market

        *John Holdren, pro-redistribution of wealth

        *Andy Stern, SEIU President & redistribution of wealth fan

        *Anita Dunn, fan of Chairman Mao

        *Mark Lloyd, FCC ‘Diversity Czar’

        *Carol Browner, socialist

        *Robert Creamer, socialist

        September 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
      • Vryadli

        "Practiced ‘critical theory’ (aka Marxism) *Influenced by Nietzsche and Freud "

        Marxism influenced by Nietzsche and Freud! That made my mornng.

        But why you didn't add in the list Sauron and Dar Wade? That would make my whole day.

        Seriously, it like saying "he died heat stroke beacause he walk in winer naked too long". BEacuse both heat and cold are lethal, anyhow, and you don't care about small stupid details. yes? Is how
        they teach you in Duke?
        Chicago monetary theoretists – that is what is influenced by Nietzsche and Freud. Those are both individualistic stuff, one with mystic, other with "subconscious" flavor. Marx tryed to be rational and "thermodinamical" in an approach (big ensemles of peole, classes etc.). iIt's

        September 18, 2012 at 9:50 am |
      • tor5

        That’s quite a list, Duke. Of bizarre internet conspiracy theory. But not exactly facts. I didn’t know that being influenced by Nietzsche and Freud made someone a radical socialist. That would include just about anyone who attended college since the 19th century. Thanks for clarifying.

        September 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
      • pogojo

        nice list Duke

        September 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
      • Retard Alert

        Go lay down by your dish Duke!!! Good boy!!!!

        September 18, 2012 at 9:32 am |
      • MuskogeeOkie

        Your ignorance is very entertaining, keep it coming

        September 18, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • Madrep

      Thank you. CNN is a lib media outlet and their ratings suck....good riddance CNN, take Wolf, Anderson, and Martin with you.

      September 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  18. Jackie Treehorn

    Hard to take this article seriously after "unchartered territory" in Line 1. Is that what they teach you in charted school?

    September 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  19. Pauline

    Romney would have attended all his intel briefings and would have pro-acted on the info before it blew up! Obama and Hillary miss over half the meetings and are always surprised and caught off gaurd playing catch up. We need a president that takes the job seriously. We need Romney.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Reply
    • tor5

      Did you get this from the same crack reporter who discovered that Obama was born in Africa, is a practicing Muslim and a radical socialist? If you don't like Obama, don't vote for him. But stop spreading this idiotic nonsense that has no validity whatsoever.

      September 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
      • Duke

        So your going to vote for a socialist? You support a bigger, more intrusive government? You support more and more people on welfare? You approve of our President bowing down to dictators? You believe the President when he thinks a video caused the attack on our consulate? You like how he has pandered to every imaginable interest group? You support his bailout of wallstreet? You support more debt? You support more empty promises? You support more regulations and more taxes? If you vote for Obama, this is exactly what you are, a socialist. Admit it, why is this so difficult liberals to say? Just say it!

        September 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
      • tor5

        Obama grew government outlays by 6% in his first 4 years. By comparison, Bush grew government outlays by 23% in his first 4 years. So if Obama’s a socialist, what is your label for Bush? Wake up. Your political opinion is dictated by mindless talking points.

        September 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
      • Duke

        @tor5 The GOP Controlled House of Reps is why ANY spending has gone down or was slowed down. I agree that President Bush was very liberal like in spending. Bush couldn't find a veto of the dems or Repubs spending... I don't support any liberal spending on either side of the isle.

        September 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
      • Duke

        Google the Following: Fact Checker: The facts about the growth of spending under Obama

        September 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
    • Josh

      Nice to know you have a crystal ball about Romney. Where did you get the attendance record for Obama and Clinton?

      September 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  20. roy

    Their strategies are Romney = WAR ; Obama = DIPLOMACY.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Reply
    • Michael, Chapel Hill

      Open your eyes...Apologies and pacifism have not won any nation.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
      • TheTraveler

        So, do pacifists use drones? Do pacifists give executive orders to have people like Osama bin Laden terminated?

        I think not ...

        September 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  21. fire0bama

    0bama is the worst US president we have ever had – he is so empty, weak, fake and lousy. If we say that he is Jimmy Carter, Jr, it would be an insult to President Carter.

    Vote 0bama out in Nov. 2012!

    September 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Reply
    • sparks2000

      nope--Bush was the worst by far--Obama just inherited the bologna Bush and others began--he is just continuing the junk Bush started

      September 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Reply
    • Duke

      I'm with you man. If you vote for Obama, you are one or more of the following:
      1) A socialist.
      2) You get a check from the taxpayer
      3) Your a welfare queen
      4) Your very uneducated on how the economy works
      5) Your stupid

      September 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Reply
      • libraryandcommunity


        September 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
      • ariday

        How can you call someone else stupid when you can't even spell YOU'RE right?

        September 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
      • Lisa

        I will vote Obama and at least I know the difference between your and you're 🙂

        September 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
      • Danny

        *you're stupid

        If you choose to insult people openly on a forum like this, maybe you should consider not sounding stupid yourself. Romney may have said it best, the educated will never join them.

        September 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
      • Johnson

        Yall that want to talk smack about Obama... Think about what he is acheiveing by passing the dream act though... Even though unemployment rates might be up... Guess what. It's all those people's fault for being so freaking lazy and not doing crap for this country. We are in an economic crisis as we speak... But believing in the future generations of kids and immigrants that will go to college, have a future, and also get a job. You people out there know how it feels to become successful and non successful. There are kids in this world that get treated like crap. There are kids that cannot read and write. There are kids that have no health plans and so they can't live up to but a few years of their lives. Think about yourself. Look at what you have done in the future and what you learned in the past. Relying on some people that will not do anything for you just makes your life worse. All these people at work that do not do their work and go just to play around... Stop smoking people. Stop Drinking. Stop texting and driving. Do you know what this world has come to ? HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE. VOTE FOR OBAMA! That is all.

        September 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
      • MuskogeeOkie

        Duke's ignorant banter is pretty entertaining. He cites google as his main source, quite credible. He also is quick to through around the word "socialist" when he doesn't even know the meaning behind such a term.

        September 18, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  22. Duke

    Why is it that liberals cannot tell you the truth. That they support bigger and bigger massive government, they support the welfare state, they support cutting down American pride and strength in the world, they support higher debt, they support bailouts, they support higher taxes, they support government run healthcare, and that they are socialists and some are Marxists... Please just admit that this is who your are... why is this so difficult for you? If you vote for Obama you are for all the above and that's just a FACT. Look at yourself in the mirror you moochers, poachers, welfare queens

    September 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Reply
    • longtooth

      You are hilarious! More! More!

      September 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Reply
      • Duke

        You obviously do not want to address any of the points I made because it hurts to admit that you are a socialist. I know it's got to be hard to admit your a welfare queen or that you like the nanny state. Why is it so difficult for you to admit who you are? Just say, I AM... A.... S O C I A L I S T and I depend on my big nanny. Go ahead, you can do it... You should be proud of who you are. I have yet to hear ONE liberal say so.

        September 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • TheTraveler

      Bravo Duke! Please another performance! I can tell you're just getting warmed up.
      You're the kind of right winger that I find constantly reminds why I will vote for Obama this election. Romney should have gotten you for a running mate ...

      September 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Reply
    • Retard Alert

      Go lay down by your dish Duke. Good boy!!!!

      September 18, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
      • JeannieM

        The way I see it every time romney the flip flopper and lying ryan open their mouths they tell another whopper. The 716billion$ lie, that everyone now knows is a lie. The welfare to work lie, everyone knows the truth about that one as well. The lie they don't plan to touch medicare or medicaid except to turn it into a voucher program. The biggest whopper of them all is that he will create 12 million jobs during his first term. That is impossible. He just pull that number out of the air. Besides, he'll never be president. Even with all the gop attempts at blocking the vote they still won't win.

        September 18, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  23. Michael, Chapel Hill

    Obama owns Afghan war. Why is he and them Democrats who accused Bush for everything accuse themselves for the failures? Even after failure of their own policies, they are ready to accuse someone else.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Reply
    • Duke

      Because liberals are like emotional children. They have little logic and reason.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Reply
      • Retard Alert

        You must really like voting AGAINST your own interests.

        September 18, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  24. Ron

    Where is any of this information actually from? Israel and Netenyahu are no friend of Obama. Obama does not think Jerusalem should be the capital of Israel

    September 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • fire0bama

      very true.

      Vote 0bama out in Nov. 2012!

      September 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Reply
      • sparks2000

        vote out both of them-–nobody in our gov't can be trusted,least of all a politician.You can spew out the Romney vomit if you want--we all know none of them are trustworthy.You just have political zealots who ignore reality,because they want their party to be elected.please

        September 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  25. truth teller

    obozo stands on the principle of apologizing and bowing down to terrorists while romney stands on the principle of saying it like it is.


    September 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • sparks2000

      haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahah you believe that do you? I have to wipe my eyes,hold up......he's a politician.....are you kidding me?haaaaaaaaaaahahaha hoho hehe heehee

      September 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Reply
      • Duke

        Why is it that liberals cannot tell you the truth. That they support bigger and bigger massive government, they support the welfare state, they support cutting down American pride and strength in the world, they support higher debt, they support bailouts, they support higher taxes, they support government run healthcare, and that they are socialists and some are Marxists... Please just admit that this is who your are... why is this so difficult for you? If you vote for Obama you are for all the above and that's just a FACT. Look at yourself in the mirror you moochers, poachers, welfare queens.

        September 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
      • wesley

        in reply to Duke: well im a lib dem and im voting obama, because what romney stand for only makes the rich richer, and the poor and middle class poorer. I do not support going to war when its none of our business. I support social health care, I would rather pay a tax then die of a curable sickness. and bailout? yes I strongly support the US auto makers, if they had went under like you wanted, look at all the jobs lost. then the US. a world power would have no cars, only forign cars.

        but you on the other hand Duke, you enjoy giving all your money to the rich, enjoy going to war with everyone, dont support the US auto makers, would rahter drive a honda then a GM or ford. would rather die then pay a tax to save your life. then YOUR party added most of the debt in the bush days, 1.2 trillion in tax cuts for the rich. so is this really what you support?

        September 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • cleareye1

      How about some truth about taxes?

      September 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  26. wesley

    well obama has the best policy. where as romnney has the worst. romneys: if your not 100% for the US, your 100% against and prepair to be invaded, conquered, and occupied. romnney already has his little list of countries to wage war against, hummm lets see theres
    1. iran
    2. iraq
    3. syria
    4. afganistan
    5. russia
    so those of who love romney, love rich people, you better be thinking about which armed forces you'd like to join, and where you would like to be deployed to, then how your going to pay for 5 wars at the same time. with this list he will bring the draft back.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • Houston

      You forgot China too!

      September 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
  27. Volcano0201

    Now that every single leaders of the country are saying present in United Nation at 45st and 1st ave in Manhattan New,York you should go after the police deparment of that City for coming after me for no reason at my living place like times during 2007 where I was living a great life where I needed to leave it to go to a different state in which is Florida because nobody was able to help me with this police misconduct where the police deprtment Violated the 4th Amendment rights of a person for entering his holdhouse for no reason because I was not selling no illegal drugs or hand guns ladies & gentlemens

    September 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  28. upwardquest

    President Obama is far and away smarter, wiser, caring, more dependable and trustworthy than Romney in regard to foreign policy and everything else. President Obama helped me keep my home. He has my vote!

    September 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • cleareye1

      Obama's burden is that he is young, agressive and competent. Lot's of people fear that combination, particularly in an off-white person. Romney is an old dude, with old people habits. They puff him up so he looks good but he's a generation older than Obama. We need young ideas, not old ones. We've tried all the old ones.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Reply
    • Tom in Santa Fe

      I am in the Middle Class, a white collar worker, married had we have a teen, I have a job, and I am paying my mortgage every month. Sounds great, right? Well folks, the reality is I am NOT better off now than I was 4 years ago. I am paying more taxes, the cost of living has gone UP, along with gas now around $3.65 a gallon, not $1.98 as it was on January 20th, 2009, utilities (Electricity, Gas, and, Water) has also gone up. As for Healthcare, my premiums keep going in one direction – UP – while my coverage keeps shrinking! And don't get me started on how the past 4 years have badly affected my Wife's Grandmother and her Medicade/Medicare. I, like many other people I know, did not get a rise for 3 years, so the bottom line is this: I am voting for Romney because I can NOT take another 4 years of this deplorable administration. It IS a matter of survival, nothing else.

      September 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
  29. John M.

    I never heard or saw the president apologize for the U.S. and I've been watching politics before and since he's been elected, although it is clear someone should. I am a proud American, but i don't except the idea that America is without mistakes. I was always told it takes a big person to admit when they are/were wrong. Does exceptional mean perfect? Didn't think so.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  30. ciaopaparazzi

    Obama has zero leadership ability (even for his own agenda) and is incredibly naive. He turned his back on Eastern Europe and kowtows to Putin's Neo-Soviet Russia, and his only idea of combatting terrorism is to use drones so they stay off the news.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
    • Me

      Great, Romney wins. Another war. I bet you none of his family members will be going Over There.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  31. CarolinaKate

    The author seriously needs a proof reader.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Reply
    • Me

      this is CNN.com, you got to go with the Spirit of the article, not the letter of the article

      September 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  32. Greenaxe

    I think Romney has a well thought out plan for foreign relations: Bomb Iran, and ship manufacturing to China.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  33. zzxzzc

    Believe me Romney would know about anything as much as obama would. Im not sure obama even knows he's president., though if he does he sure doesnt know what to do with it.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
    • MCFx

      It all picked for Pres Obama when campaign season started...ahhhh!!!!....then he felt right at home. "Intelligence Briefing meeting??? Why do I have to bother with that? They love me out there in the world."

      September 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  34. w

    Romney has no clue about foriegn affairs.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • WP4E

      Dummy only stands up for 1% so wouldn't know what to do about anything else.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
      • viknat

        Stop with the Liberal Propaganda and look up the facts at factcheck.org

        September 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
    • keyser

      Neither did Obama before he was elected president. All presidents rely upon the foreign service officers in the State Department to advise them as well as their own experts, such as Henry Kissinger for example. The ultimate decision is theirs but they don't make it in a vacuum. That's why you can never rely on what a presidential candidate says on the campaign trail.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Reply
      • jeansees

        the point that Obama was inexperienced on Foreign affairs when he enter office is a reason Romney should be elected is Hilarious.... OBAMA is experienced now by your own admissions... Why put an inexperienced person in there when our country is at an international crisis..? Be kind of dumb you think? Romney being a business man would not hire and inexperienced worker to head one of his companies would he? And his so called experience of business control and success is not demostrated to us through any kind of proof of paper such as his INCOME TAXES... I was a human resources Office Manager for some Big companies in my career and I would NEVER hire anyone without proof of what they said they are and inexperienced...
        Dont make sense... and when it dont make sense then their is no truth in it... Maybe this is why Romney/Ryan are caught in so many lies..

        VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN Save America!!! Save Social Security!!! Save Womens Rights!!!! Save Medicare!!!! Save our service men and women!!!! Save our Veterans!!!

        September 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
    • Michael, Chapel Hill

      We are seeing Obama foreign policy 101.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  35. MCFx

    Shame on CNN for not even mentioning why Romney said the word "flexibility" in his speech. Because Obama was caught with the mic on telling a Russian diplomat the once he was reelected he would have much more "flexibility". Wink/Nod! The media sucks doesn't it. ANything to get Obama reelected.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Me

      Listen, I was around when the media was kissing Ronald Reagan's butt. The media like who ever is popular. Why don't you nominate someone popular.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • sparks2000

      I guess that would be mirror image to FOXNEWS and their bullcrap coverage of Obama.FOXNEWS,unbiased news-yeah,sure.....

      September 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  36. nc1965

    Real Clear Politics

    Fox News 48% 43% Obama +5

    Thank Tea Party People

    September 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
    • NIck

      The Tea Party is what is wrong with politics today. Isolationism, fear of and anger towards people who don't agree with you, refusal to work with your fellow Americans to restore the country. We need to move past the visceral anger and immaturity of the Tea Party, and work together again.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
      • cleareye1

        Reagan must be puking in his grave to see what has happend to the party he represented.

        September 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
    • Nicholas Crossette

      But these polling companies readily admit that they use the 2008 voter turn out to calculate their numbers. In '08 many republicans stayed home because they didn't want to support another bush (McCain) and so 7% more democrats turned out than republicans. Because of that the numbers these poling companies use are not straight up "this is what the american people say"... But rather if 50 people said they support Obama and 50 people said they support Romney the polls would show Obama have a 50% to 48% lead. simply because these companies use the 2008 statistics to run their numbers through. They also don't tell you who the "likely Voters" are or how they determined who is a likely voter. So It's very difficult to believe that the polls will stay with a 7% advantage to democrats. since '04 '00 and historically it's nearly always dead even. '08 was the exception not the rule.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  37. jerry archuleta USN ret.

    Remember Rommey has no foreign relation experience anywhere, he still thinks Russia is our mortal enemy. The extreme GOP right hates everyone that is not white. The person that stained the kuran and Mohammed is a extremists on the far,far right (neo nazi's)(skin heads). Rommey should not even run for the office of the Presidency or even dog catcher. He is too sneaky to run this country.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
    • cleareye1

      Mormons are a sneaky lot. All of a sudden they are advertising!! What's with that? Ever since they snuck into California to buy an election I knew they couldn't be trusted. Be careful with them, very, very careful!

      September 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
      • Jack Pearl

        I can't tell whether you're serious, trolling, or making a very subtle joke. Condemning perceived racism by attacking an entire religion seems rather odd, to say nothing of charging that an election was stolen, or interpreting a TV ad campaign as part of a sinister conspiricy.

        September 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • MCFx

      Could you be any dumber. Romney didn't say "mortal enemy". He didn't even say "enemy" He said "geopolitical foe". Log off of here, go get a dictionary, look up the word "geopolitical" then the word "foe". And THEN do a little research on how Russia votes at the United Nations. Also, take a look at their relationship with our REAL "mortal enemy" Iran. Then come back to this post and edit the stupidities you just spouted.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  38. SM McMahon

    Many of us have noted for years that Mitt Romney lacks a moral compass. That's why he has yet to articulate WHY he wants to be president.

    He knows nothing of the Middle East except that some Jews - and right-wing Christians hoping for Armageddon to arrive - might vote for him if he proves he's strong on Israel. He knows nothing of Islam or of the long-lasting power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran (and their various on-again/ off-again allies). He knows only what his right-wing "advisers" tell him, and has no independent means to judge when they're lying.

    Mitt knows one very narrow slice of the American banking industry – how to maximize profits by leveraging relatively small amounts of money, transfer it through many accounting tricks into profits rather than earned income, and avoid taxation by moving it overseas

    He's never made a small-business or mortgage loan – though he bought a set of existing loans as a guaranteed high-return investment package and now collects mortgage payments from unfortunate homeowners – or dealt with people buying CDs or trying to balance their checking accounts. He's never manufactured or sold a product, other than the soft soap of his leveraged investment opportunities.

    He's certainly never faced the vicissitudes of life that Americans face, like how to pay for your kid's braces, or Mom's doctor, the mortgage or the rent.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Reply
    • mtbeau

      you so much "hit the nail on the head"!

      September 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
  39. mary

    Romney scares me.. I see nothing in this man that makes me feel he has the ability to be at the head of a nation.. He might be able to run a company where bottom line excludes the humanity in his decisions. Where bottom line is money and productivity..
    But as the head of a nation bottom line is not money.. its about the people..
    He is better suited as a dictator..

    September 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  40. Me

    Obama just seems like he is smarter.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Reply
    • mtbeau

      Romney is just plain strange. He is not in touch with most folks.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Reply
      • Me

        But mtbeau, Romney and Ann shop at Costco. Didn't you hear?

        September 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
    • cleareye1

      Seems? Obama, in half the time has accomplished more than Romney's entire family tree, magic undies and all. Very view people knew who Obama was before 2004. Romney has been on the fringes of his party forever. I guess they just thought they might as well put him up and be done with the Mormon thing. They had no other candidates with a realistic chance anyways.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
    • bobbie


      September 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  41. NIck

    The Republican majority in the House of Representatives has been and even bigger failure than George W Bush's eight years. They have blocked, obstructed, kicked and screamed, and refused to do their jobs since Obama won. Even more so in the last two years. There has been a jobs deal on the table for a year that the Republican whiners have blocked, while they haven't introduced reasonable legislation on their own to create jobs. Where are the jobs these so called "pro-business" republican majority legislators have promised? They hate the president more than they love their country, and they need to go. This is probably gonna make you cry again Boehner, but you gotta go!

    September 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Reply
    • jeansees

      I agree they all have to go... VOTE DEMOCRATIC!@@@@@@@ alll the WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
      BIDEN 2012

      September 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
      • bobbie

        you are voting for your children dying in a WAR on our homefront. Please research for yourself as I have. Tell me how many electons have you seen where the reporters agree. NEVER!!! SOMETHING IS GOING WRONG FOR US. FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF. OK!!!

        September 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  42. Mitt R.

    Hi my name is Mitt. I am the proud father of five boys and the Husband of a beautiful wife and I'm voting for Obama, trust me you should too.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Me

      you are a genius of comedy

      September 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Reply
    • bobbie


      September 17, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Reply
  43. dean

    Mitt the Twit could even get his facts right on the tragedy in Benghazi. How can anyone expect him to be credible on foreign policy and national security issues.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  44. 2tor

    It's obvious where Obama stands. Right smack dab in the middle of a lie, the latest one anyways. There's three different sources saying he had warning three different times of an impending attack on the embassy. How do the parrots spew this one?

    September 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
    • sparks2000

      and........you think he is the only politician to have ever lied?perhaps you should follow politics a bit longer,friend.They all lie--Reps and dems included

      September 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  45. Anne R.

    I want a president that can actually relate to people and not simply pretend to relate. It is not Mitts wealth that turns voters off, it is his lack of sincerity. Mitt should try being human and not the robot we often see. The way he interacts with the public just seems practiced.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Reply
  46. Don

    Romney doesn't know what his policy is.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • ohreally


      all the current bonehead knows how to do is bow, and appologize....

      September 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
  47. jonat

    Obama thought apologizing and backing away from support of Israel would endear Islam to the USA...he was grossly mistaken

    September 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  48. sparks2000

    Interesting to note the strong rhetoric Romney spews out regarding China and Russia--especially in a time when we have become so dependant on them(China for trade and Russia for logistical support with its allies in the Afghanistan region).If indeed Romney becomes president,starts a war with Iran(which China gets 60% of its oil from),sells advanced arms to Taiwan and goes on the rampage against Russia and China he could very well lead us into the abyss of WW3.We may end up there either way,who knows?But,it seems the path Romney wants is destructive to say the least.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
    • Trix

      Anyone that votes for Romney is a greedy person or wants to send young men to war. Romney is a Mormon and you will be sorry if you vote for him. They are a bunch of weirdo's, for lack of a better word and they care about no one but those that are in the church. They really don't like people of color and oh sure they have their token colored people in their church but they have their own stake centre they don't pray with the masses. Beware of Romney!!!!!!!

      September 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
  49. Richie

    You can always tell a failed President by SNL skits. The one of Obama was great!

    September 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  50. clark

    You right wing nutjob bloggers forget your prez Dubya f***** up the country for 8 years after Bill Clinton had a surplus. How quickly we forget.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  51. BJ

    Flipflopping Mitt and Lyin Ryan have no policy.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • mtbeau

      Lyin' Ryan is like a deer caught in the headlight!

      September 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
      • cleareye1

        and in under 3 hours too!

        September 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  52. lo

    Romney can stand on anything because he stands for nothing.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Reply
    • staplehawk

      Romney stands for jobs and money. I'm pretty sure those two things have not changed and that's what America needs most right now. Nobama had his chance and failed miserably at making that happen. Your words have no merit left. Next President please!

      September 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Reply
  53. George W.

    Seriously Americans... How can you take the word of a man that can't support his own rhetoric. Mitt Romney should be the poster child for undecided voters, because he too is undecided on nearly every issue. He feels he should be president merely because he is the alternative. He is purely a narcissist, how many times will he run for president, only to add it to his list of achievements. President of The United States should not be on ones bucket list. Romney would find a way to go to war with Iran, China, Russia, and any other country he deemed necessary because he lacks personality and the ability to resolve conflicts diplomaticaly.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Reply
    • mtbeau

      He and the GOP seem to have to make-up lies in order to deal with their platform.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Reply
    • rory

      Generally speaking US politician and administration is impotent and amateur.They run out of idea to lead domestically and internationally.Their policy made is not to lead but to react.They have no clear picture of the world would be and the behavior of human nature.Americans are very nice people and behave very sensible and responsible but by somehow once move up to the international and world stage level,US behave completely unpredictable, erratic and even unreasonable

      September 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  54. George

    We need to give Obama four more years so that he can imporove the economy George Bush and Ripublican screwed up

    September 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Reply
    • mkat2

      and, exactly WHO screwed it up the past four years?!!

      September 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Reply
      • Paul

        When something is sufficiently screwed up and we have a traitorous group of politicians believing that it's more important to make Obama fail than to make the country succeed you're going to need more than 4 years to get things working right again. If you think things were bad after Bush hold on to your hats if Romney is elected.

        September 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
    • Nicholas Crossette

      you're joking right. Reagan inherited a much worse economy than Obama did. The unemployment rate for Obama has been above 8% for 43 months. that's more than all the presidents from 1948 to the present combined. To say give him four more years just is absolutely asinine. Socialism is not Capitalism!! Socialism's strength is not wealth and prosperity. That's capitalism. Capitalism is scarier. it allows people to be rich and poor depending on how much they work. Socialism's main goal is to make no one rich and no one poor. The problem with socialism is that there are other countries and places for people with money to go to. If you tax them they will leave. you don't get their money to redistribute. But stop pretending that Obama wants Capitalism. If you support him fine. But don't be ignorant about what his stances are. If he wanted this country to be rich he would approve the Keystone Pipeline, Remove the drilling moratorium he has in place, and start other programs like nuclear power plants or drilling in An war. But these are all firmly against his party's beliefs.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Reply
      • NIck

        Obama isn't socialist, numb nuts.

        September 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  55. Gurgyl

    Mitt is flip-flop. He goes to Iran war leaving his five sons in safe place, sends jobs to china, India. He is duplicate FERDINAND MARCO of Phillipenes, takes all the money to cayman Islans. Watch YouTube when mitt Romney came to town-enjoy.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Reply
    • eviltaxpayer

      Cmon stop sounding like an msn robot, obamas "job cza"r" (jef emelt) pays no taxes and just sent thousands of jobs to china-

      September 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  56. staplehawk

    I think it's more important to be having interviews with TMZ and talking about 'love life with Michelle'. These points shouldn't be considered when voting, right?

    September 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
    • Richie

      I like that better that BHO's stuff.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  57. eviltaxpayer

    5o days of obamas arrogance and lies left, then we can all go back to being proud of our country again!

    September 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      After four years of Romney and Ryan there wouldn't be much country left to be proud of.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  58. andrew

    I don't approve of Obama's over-tolerance to our enemies and I don't approve of Romney's GOP as being a party capable of proper leadership. I believe Obama is too soft and Romney is all about wealth. Unless Obama grows a backbone and until Romney SWEARS he'll not let Paul Ryan kick granny off food stamps, I'll not vote for either man. Obama needs to grow some brass and Romney needs to take control of the wigged-out far right neo-nazis in the GOP, so that we can trust republicans again, which NOW we don't.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
    • eviltaxpayer

      \ Whats this WE stuff?

      September 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Reply
    • Nicholas Crossette

      A president can't kick people off of food stamps. That's totally congressional realm. The president has very little power over something like that. Sure it's talking points for a debate but the truth is neither can really do much. Presidents real power is in relation to foreign affairs and the Economy. And with the economy he is very limited. But can do things like stop oil drilling, or decline the keystone pipeline being built.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Reply
  59. Nicholas Crossette

    It's true that Obama didn't really cause most of these issues in the middle east. And for those retarded enough to accuse Bush of it – remember Thomas Jefferson had a Koran on his desk because he wanted to understand his enemies better. We have had serious issues with the Terrorist Muslim part of Islam for 200+ years. This is not our fault except to the fact that we don't all convert to islam and kill our daughters when the sleep with someone we don't like. Most Muslims are great people. But there are terrorists out there that want to kill people. Osama Bin Laden's biggest enemy was the Saudi Royal Family because they kicked him out of the country. He only started attacking America as the real enemy once it started to resonate. In fact according to most reports those that were trained under him rarely knew their targets were american ones until the day of the attack – because most of them were hoping to attack local authorities. The difference between the two is Romney cares more about America than he does other countries. He'll do what it takes to keep America on top. Obama on the other hand is a very socialist utopia type who believes appeasement and kindness will cure all of the worlds problems. If you believe that America is the cause of other countries griefs and pains vote for Obama. If you believe that other countries are sometimes evil and have evil desires to attack innocent people and start wars than vote for Romney.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  60. williamsunset


    September 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Reply
    • cleareye1

      It was nailed shut before now.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
      • bobbie


        September 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
  61. omar

    Romney's policy adviser is Clint Eastwood.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Reply
    • JCQueipo

      After all that Dick Cheney have done for Mitt and you are going to give all the credit to Clint ???

      September 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Michael, Chapel Hill

      Fine... What happened the the wise advisers of Obama?..... More than 20 countries are against US now.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  62. ethan

    Romney consults with Bush's staff. Sounds like the same old crap to me.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  63. jeff tartt

    Once again...This president and his administration are a joke.Finding the wall street protesters again? What won't they do to win again?

    September 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Reply
    • jeff tartt

      Excuse me,FUNDING the wall street protesters.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • mkat2

      He'll do ANYTHING! Even more than his ideology, is the narcotic drug of 'power'! 62% of California's Latinos are for Obama & THEIR narcotic of welfare! I know, I live in California! Under the same Liberal, Socialist system as Obama espouses that has changed Calif. into a third world cesspool!

      September 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  64. T. E. Lawrence O. A.


    WOW – ROMNEY BASICALLY SAYS: "OBAMA'S POLICIES ARE NO GOOD! MINE ARE THE SAME, BUT BETTER! (um, what little specific detail I have actually provided, which is not much...)"

    September 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • BL Reed

      I guess the fact that Obama is a liar and Romney is not will be my deciding factor on foreign policy. It also will help in my decision that Romney actually acts like he is a proud American instead of ashamed of America as Obama is.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
      • mkat2

        Yup! How did Obama's "policy of apology" work out for us?! Too bad we can't ask Ambassador Stevens.....(RIP, Sir)

        September 17, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
      • cleareye1

        The history of the Republican party is one of appeasement and quitting the battle. In addition they are historically the big spenders, tax raisers, war profiteers, and draft dodgers. They have always left a bigger government in their wake...every one of them. If you want a safe country, or a war won, you had better call a Democrat.

        September 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
      • Paul

        Obama is a liar and Romney is not? You definitely should be on SNL.

        September 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
    • Lisa

      good one.... LOL

      September 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  65. Mark P

    Fantasic! Romney dissembles, and Obama lays out specifics that have proven remarkably effective in, for example, taking out everyone ever known as #1, #2, or #3 in the Al Quaeda and Taliban ranks (even as the promotions to next top target continue...take 'em out over and over again. Romney said he'd not go into an ally's nation to get Bin Laden, harshly criticizing Obama for say he would. Wups. Bin Laden would be alive today if Romney'd had his way. Romney also famously declared, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt", as Obama gave Detroit a LOAN that enabled them to not only survive, but become #1 in the world again. Romney today claims "quite a bit of credit" for our auto industry's success, in spite of his having very publicly advocating for it's demise. Romney's already in our past....a very embarrassing one for republicans.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Reply
    • cleareye1

      Obama has been al Qaeda's worst nightmare. He is relentless in going after them and they know they will pay a heavy price for this act. They are not facing a Junior Bush this time as I'm sure Bin Laden would agree,
      I have always believed that bin Laden waited until Bush squeezed his way into office before they attacked. They knew his response would be a weak one and that they could easily trick him into doing their dirty work in Iraq. It worked like a charm.
      What they didn't count on was the American people choosing a man named Barack Hussein Obama to settle the score. The American people corrected their error, or should I say the Supreme Court's error.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  66. pnpt

    obama's incredible spending and over all failure to improve a failing america's economy did more to make china the new worlds most powerful country than the chinese!!!

    September 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  67. rad666

    Dumb and Dumber. Getting hard to tell the difference.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  68. regarding the "film", I thought liberals love free speech?

    the truth is, obama is lying to YOU, the american people about islam, muslims, and how we can make peace with them...we cant. get it through your liberal skulls. This aint about a crappy little movie...this is about crazy muslims who hate everything about us.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
    • Lisa

      unfortunately all this riots and mess not about film at all......

      everything is political.... and some people have to pay with their lives...

      September 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  69. lynchem

    You have mistaken confidence for arrogance. U Poor things!!! many people make this error. Now Romney looks like he is afraid of his shadow. But don't be fooled he is confident and arrogant in other areas like spending other peoples money and other white collar issues – you know the stuff you will hear about 10 years from now. LOL!

    September 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  70. 0rangeW3dge

    What happens when the Chinese attack our Embassy? Are you still going to by their virus-infected computers?

    September 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  71. John Richards

    Romney.. Like on every other issue has no position other than what is contrary to Obama, or what he thinks he can score quick brownie points with the far right on..

    September 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  72. flashtrum

    This is why Ron Paul was right. We shouldn't even be having these debates. Pull out of the region, take advantage of our own natural resources (this can be done without "killing" the planet) and half, if not all, of your debt issue is resolved. We did fine thank you very much during isolationist periods before WWI and leading up to WWII. After that it seemed like meddling in everyone else's business was like being hooked on crack – we can't get enough.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
    • Nicholas Crossette

      Yes because it was so Isolationists of us to start the war of 1812 with England instead of France simply because we wanted to take parts of Canada and Florida from Spain. Or when we invaded Mexico so that we could steal california, new mexico, and move the texas state line farther south. All that was very isolationist of our founding fathers. Or perhaps you Ron Paul supporters just don't know that much about History and so you make believe that our founding fathers believed the same way you did.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Reply
  73. Wade

    Obama is absent and distant and unresponsive and does not want America to lead. This has been a total disaster as this last week and the weeks to come will prove. Obama is a liar and the liberal media have been in full protect Obama at all cost mode this last week. Campaigning openly and cheering Obama and attacking Romney. Like his statement about the attacks in Egypt when IN FACT Hillary said the exact same thing. Romney does not want war but he will not surrender as Obama has done.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Reply
    • mkat2

      A 'spontaneous' demonstration does not come equipped with RPG'S & armored vehicles, particularly on the anniversary of 9/11 !! Obama thinks the american people are imbeciles to believe THAT fairy tale! Well, maybe we ARE, after all he got elected didn'nt he?

      September 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
  74. Ivar Tangen

    How come Mitt Romney have to disagree with Obama on every issue?
    And lying seems sometimes the only way to support his views.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply
  75. Dan Klein

    Gotta go with Romney on foriegn policy. He'll put the security of the country first before golf!

    September 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Reply
    • 0rangeW3dge

      That's a big DUH, Dan

      September 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  76. TomGI

    Did Romney check with Ed Gillespie, Dan Senor, Alex Wong and the 2 dozen other former Bush neoconservative retreads before he enlightened us about "his" foreign policy insights?

    September 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
    • KWS

      At least they'd probably keep Romney from bowing to Islamic leaders and apologizing to our enemies.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
      • Senior Citizen

        Obama has NEVER APOLOGIZED if you take the time to read and if you'll google "Bush Saudi Oil" you will see W kiss the Saudi Prince.

        September 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  77. disgustedvet

    Gotta give the edge to Obama in screwing up foreign policy. His diplomacy has "endeared " us to our enemies and p/od our friends.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Reply
    • TomGI

      You mentioned "our friends" and who exactly would that be?

      September 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Reply
      • disgustedvet

        I meant our ex-friends.

        September 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • Hadenuffyet

      Keep your friends close, your enemies closer.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Reply
      • bobbie


        September 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
      • MichellePasadena

        Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. The dems owned both houses since 2006. When did the economy tank? 2008. So endith the lesson

        September 18, 2012 at 12:46 am |
  78. KWS

    Is CNN secretly supporring Romney?

    Look at the pictures above. You HAVE to admit that that finger-pointing know-it-all pose by Obama is at least a LITTLE annoying. I know it's hard to find a picture where he doesn't look arrogant, but anyone who doesn't already hate one of these men is going to lean toward Romney with images like these.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Reply
    • disgustedvet

      It's hard to find a flattering picture of him because the " Mussolini " pose is his favorite. I think he practices it because if you research Mussolini the superficial; resemblance is uncanny. Try it.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
    • mkat2

      His 'RANTS' remind me of another well known politician from the 30's coming out of Germany..........RILE UP THE MASSES!

      September 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
      • MichellePasadena

        Divide and conquor. Saul Alinsky, the community organizer and Obama mentor.

        September 18, 2012 at 12:53 am |
  79. Vidyashanti

    Whether V like it or not. The truth is Romney knows only about Swiss banks, Cayman island and France (may be). All thes late uttering are from Bush advisers who created the mess in Islamic world.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • jeff Haupt

      It's fun watch Obama faulter on the world stage. The only thing is can do is dump on Romney.

      September 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
    • disgustedvet

      David Brock loves his little herd of sheep.

      September 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Reply
    • Michael, Chapel Hill

      Who created the mess in India with the Muslims?
      Why the govt had to ban SIMI?
      Did the GOP or Romney do anything against Indian Muslims?
      Before you criticize please evaluate everything.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  80. tomclements

    Where was the hate crime agaiinst Bill Maher in his film Religuous? Where were the riots? The overthrow of embassy's? The arrest and condemnation of the President?

    September 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  81. Calcommuter

    Romney's stance on foreign policy: "Syria? Yeah, I have a factory there. They work cheap. Well, you know my opinion on factories and fences, heh heh...."

    September 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  82. Bill

    My name is Mitt Romney! I am not as likeable as my opponent. But I am running for President of the United States, not student council president! Vote accordingly.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
    • edgyone

      No, Mitt is pretty likeable, affable guy, but he will make a terrible president.

      November 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  83. George Holmes

    The Russia Times is not covering the Anti-Putin Riots in Moscow.
    Spain, France, Portugal also in major public demonstrations/riots.
    Muslims in (20) cities and now China in (20) cities. In deep humiliation Occupy Wall Street resurrects itself in New York and steals the headlines.
    MSM NBC, CBS, ABC, AP, CNN, Fox News all seem to be missing the World Wide September Rages of 2012.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  84. tonyl

    Romney stand on his head on all the policies including the foreign policy. Etch a sketch.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
  85. Fedup

    Curious as to why this does not include the NDAA? This bill is endorsed by BOTH candidates. It allows the United States government to arrest anyone in the world for committing a "belligerent" act. This type of arrest can be done without charges and allows the accused (if you can call it that without formal charges) to be indefinitely detained. The wording of this bill does extend to US citizens although the Obama administration claims it would not use it in that way. Obviously then, it fall under the heading of foreign policy. How could such legislation that tramples our Bill of Rights, that both parties have supported on record, not be included in this discussion?

    September 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • Amanda

      It also states that citizens engaged in "terrorist like activities", including speaking out against the Government, can be indefinitely detained without charges or trial.

      September 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Reply
      • bobbie

        Does that mean OBAMA too, what did he tell that foreign DELEGATE IN HIS EAR , WHILE THE MICS WERE ON ? FIND OUT LOOK IT UP. OK!!!!

        September 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
  86. Bombombombiran

    Roomney's answer: just bomb them.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  87. tor5

    Republicans would win the election for sure if they’d simply show ads with footage of Obama apologizing for America. But they can’t. Because it never happened. It’s merely a lame Republican talking point with no basis in reality. I hope undecided voters will realize that most of what Republicans are saying about Obama is bunk. If he really did the things they say, they’d be plastering the airwaves with footage. If you can’t see it, don’t believe it.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Reply
    • mark anderson

      I saw the video of him apologizing. You are obviously watching lame stream media such as CNN and NBC. Thedy will not show the footage because they want to sway the voters opinions.
      Hey people this news network is not giving any negative press on Obama. is that news?????

      September 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
      • tor5

        Why don't you provide a link to the so-called apology? Let people judge for themselves. It's very simple, back up your accusations.

        September 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
      • Senior Citizen

        I'd like to see the video also as the President has NEVER APOLOGIZED. Just a typical Republican talking point that isn't true.
        I won't believe anything that Romney says until I see his tax returns. I think he isn't giving his 10% to the church and he doesn't want to be found out. Anne Romney made a statement about "you people" and that's how they both come across as looking down on everyone that isn't in the !%

        September 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
      • enoughalready

        you must have watched the same film (which none of them watched but heard about) the muslim protestors watched.

        September 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
    • JuJuBee

      There are several instances where he is "apologizing" – just google it. You'll find it.

      September 18, 2012 at 7:04 am | Reply
    • bb

      Hey dumbo craps did u miss his world apology tour, how quick u forget, any way wheres oblunder today ??? ans partying like a rock star. Our embassys are being over run, unemp up again, and mr A-Ho%% is out having a party. if u vote for this pos u should be ashamed of yourself, ps loved the Romney tape,

      September 18, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
      • Carl

        First of all, go back to the 1st grade and learn the alphabet. No one will take you seriously. 2nd of all it seems you take the side that Obama apologized , but yet have proof of it. Send a link.

        October 3, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  88. Ken

    Mitt Romney is a Lip Sync Patriot with an Air Guitar Foreign Policy.

    September 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  89. rancho

    Obamas foreign policy exactly the same as his domestic/budget policy...he does not have one. He is a panderer not a leader. He has disrespected our Allies and emboldened our enemies. Meanwhile back home more Americans living in Poverty and on foodstamps. Blind faith in one party gives you Carter, Bush and Obama.

    September 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply

      Look dude, get over your complete nonsese Faux Noise talking points. NOBODY, I repeat, NOBODY except foreign policy know- nothings (like yourself) would spill that EMPTY HATE.


      September 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • Stryder45

      one party?? because carter, bush and obama are all republicans...

      September 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Reply
    • edgyone

      Obama has had more success in foreign policy in one term than Bush could have in his entire lifetime. And since when was Bush disowned from the GOP anyway. He is yours, we don't want him. Romeny will have no positive effect on this nation, as the rest of the Republicans have done nothing but chip away at the foundation of this country for the last thirty years.

      November 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  90. Samuel Brinckerhoff PhD

    The denuclearization of South Asia (Subcontinent) particularly India is imperative.
    Quid pro quo transfer of nuclear technology by USA to third world countries such as India needs to be opposed on moral grounds. Billions of people live in that neighborhood and would be at risk from such catastrophes which I am sure the American people would not like to be a party to. We are all well aware that that region is prone to floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, massive power blackouts and of course terrorism placing such nuclear installations at tremendous risks. Obama Administration and US Congress is urged to reconsider and cancel all the agreements for the transfer of such technologies due “Force Majeure”.

    September 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Reply
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