President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney duked it out in the last presidential debate of the 2012 election season on Monday, sparring on foreign policy issues ranging from Iran's nuclear program and fair trade with China to the violence in Libya and Syria.
Military spending was also a frequent point of contention throughout the debate, which was hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.
The sit-down debate, moderated by CBS’s Bob Schieffer, was supposed to be centered on foreign affairs, but there still were stretches when the discussion turned to the domestic impact of overseas military spending.
Did you watch the debate? Who do you think won? Tell us in the comments!
Patch hosted a lively statewide Live Chat during the debate that served as a digital gathering place for state political junkies. We also pulled comments in from Twitter. Here are a few of the highlights.
Obama's biggest advantage in FP will be that Gov. Romney will have a hard time to explain what he would do differently in external relations with Iran or Syria. In Iran at least, we've laid down crippling sanctions that will (hopefully) negate the necessity of military action. If Gov. Romney advocates more invasions, he's going to come off as a new Republican WarMonger.
"Go after the bad guys" Yea good job sounding like a 5-year-old.
Mitt is hitting hard and keeping Obama on topic.
I don't think Romney is taking this Seriously!
Governor Romney keeps criticizing for not "leading", but I haven't heard him suggest anything other than vague platitudes....
Mitt is right...there has been NO leadership for the last 4 years.
Enough stories, what's there plan. A.B.C. on everything? So far they are not explaining how these promises will be carried out
This is foreign policy, Mitt. Let's move on from your economy.
Romney just said "human rights" doesn't that include WOMEN'S RIGHTS?? He's flip flopping
Neither candidate has a good vision for our country. both just want to spend more on the backs of the taxpayers.
HaHa, a game of Battleship. Obama's on fire in this one
We have fewer cavalry brigades today than we did in 1865!
Neither of them is in support of ending the wars. Why don't they just say that?
Obama is pulling out all the guns
Let's all go to Walmarts and help build China's military and economic strength to peak performance.
Obama won this FINAL debate!
Romney is still going to be our next president.
I think Romney won, more class, less defensive. Obama came off like a brat
So Romney just looks like a sleeze ball, everything he says he says with a smirk.