Daily Archives: October 22, 2012
“The President has achieved a run of ambitious legislative, social, and foreign-policy successes that relieved a large measure of the human suffering and national shame inflicted by the Bush Administration. Obama has renewed the honor of the office he holds.”
– Editors of The New Yorker
You can read the whole endorsement right HERE.
- The New Yorker endorses Barack Obama (kottke.org)
- The New Yorker’s endorsement of Barack Obama. (newyorker.com)
- New York queues up its presidential endorsements (jaypinho.com)
- The New Yorker Endorses President Obama For Election (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
* America’s role in the world
* Our longest war – Afghanistan and Pakistan
* Red Lines – Israel and Iran
* The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
* The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
* The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World…
The one that will probably bring out a major Romney/Obama conflict is the Red Lines question since it deals with holding off nuclear weapons and brings the US into a war-support position with Israel. Since it works against Obama’s State Department‘s policy of negotiations over military imposition, I expect this will be Romney’s major moment. He has spent the last couple of months trying to describe Obama as being unfriendly with Benjamin Netanyahu and opposed to Israel’s rights – a major lie by the Republican, btw – and will most likely make this his position.
Since we haven’t really heard a foreign policy plan outlined by Romney, I expect Obama will keep bringing this lack of knowledge up to see if Romney crosses himself up.
Andrew Sullivan also listed the Foreign Policy subjects that most likely won’t be brought up:
1) The eurozone crisis
5) Foreign economic policy
7) North Korea
From my point of you, the fact that Romney has publicly stated that Russia was our major enemy, I will be surprised if Obama doesn’t use this to show Romney’s total lack of foreign policy knowledge.
- Foreign policy the focus for final debate (cbsnews.com)
- Last but Not Least the Foreign Policy Debate ! (webnerhouse.com)
- The Foreign Policy Debate: What To Expect – Minnesota Public Radio (minnesota.publicradio.org)
- Five Things to Watch for in Monday’s Foreign Policy Debate (swampland.time.com)
- Five Crucial Questions for the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate (canadafreepress.com)
- Obama Lead Over Romney in Foreign Policy Tested in Debate (bloomberg.com)
- Israel will continue to target attackers, Netanyahu tells Blair (jta.org)
- 5 Ways Romney and Obama Will Shamelessly Pander to Israel Tonight (alternet.org)
- Checking the candidates’ facts on foreign policy and national security (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
There is a Presidential Debate Watch Party tonight at the Opera House on German Street beginning at 7:30 tonight. The first hour and a half is a “pay what you can” fundraiser for Stephen Skinner, Democratic candidate for State Delegate.
You can get there early and meet Skinner and his associates and sit with your friends in the theater to watch the debate on the big screen.
Hope to see you there.
- 5 things to watch in tonight’s debate (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
Got a few of these here:
Colorado: Romney 50%, Obama 46% (Rasmussen)
Iowa: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Rasmussen)
Michigan: Obama 52%, Romney 43% (Angus Reid)
Ohio: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Angus Reid)
Ohio: Obama 50%, Romney 45% (CBS News/Quinnipiac)
Pennsylvania: Obama 50%, Romney 45% (Morning Call/Muhlenberg)
Pennsylvania: Obama 48%, Romney 44% (Pulse Opinion Research)
Virginia: Obama 47%, Romney 46% (Pulse Opinion Research)
Wisconsin: Obama 51%, Romney 46% (Angus Reid)
Wisconsin: Obama 50%, Romney 47% (Pulse Opinion Research)
Here are the latest national polls of the presidential race:
Politico/George Washington University: Romney 49%, Obama 47%
Public Policy Polling: Obama 48%, Romney 48%
Looks like there’s a question about Ohio, depending on which poll you read. Strong leads in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. As for the two National Polls, it looks like Romney comes off stronger. Will tonight’s debate have an effect on these?
- Ohio: Obama leads one poll, tied in another (usatoday.com)
- Swing state polling snapshot – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) (blogs.ajc.com)