Obama: "America remains the one indispensable nation..(America) is stronger now than it was I came into office."
One place the two candidates agree: good foreign policy starts with a better economy at home. Obama mentions better research and technology investments, and touts the success of the auto industry during his presidency.
Romney has to make the case that O has been weak for Israel. He's laying a little low tonight.
Obama tries to tie Romney to Bush and Cheney on foreign policy. But Romney goes back to the economy.
Romney: Latin America is a huge opportunity for us.
Our #CNNdebate focus group flatlines on most foreign policy Qs but rises when @BarackObama or @MittRomney shift to US jobs & econ.
Romney is ticking through his five point economic plan. Can't say we didn't expect that, even during the foreign policy debate....
Romney works his 5 pt plan into his answer there.
This is no longer a Foreign Policy debate. Get in there, Bob, or it will stay domestic all the way home.... #PMTdebate
This is a foreign policy themed debate. Obama: "Education policy, we didn't get to talk about that much in the last debate..."
Obama is swinging. But Romney, so far, appears to be absorbing the punches.
This is quite the foreign policy debate. #CNNdebate
Obama has a knack for sneaking his education policy into unrelated questions during these debates. At the last one he answered a question on assault weapons by pointing to his education plan. Does anyone even remember what this question was supposed to be about?
Women in the CNN voter focus group loved Obama's turn to eductation. Men, not so much. #CNNUndecideds #CNNDebate
Small business, education, debt, spending: foreign policy wants its 15 minutes back. Go Schieffer! Getting back to -- oh no. Education.
Schieffer: Let me get back to foreign policy. Romney goes back to education record when he was gov.
"Let me get back to foreign policy," says Bob Schieffer, but Romney keeps it at education.
Schieffer's question was about what is America's role in the world: Obama and Romney are now talking about education
'Let me get back to Foreign Policy..'
'Er, Bob, I'd rather talk about education..'
Bob Schieffer, the moderator: Let's get back to foreign policy. Romney: I'm proud of my education record (when governor of Massachusetts).
BOB.....get in there! #ForeignPolicy #PMTdebate
Men in the CNN focus group loved Romney's answer on education. #CNNUndecideds #CNNDebate
Schieffer to Romney: You say you want a bigger military... where are you going to get the money?
Romney: Going to cut five percent of the discretionary budget. Schieffer jumps in.. Romney invites him to take a look at his web site.
Romney on how he would pay for an expansion of military cites elimination of Obamacare. #CNNDebate
The CNN Undecideds don't seem to like the idea of Romney's cuts. Follow it only on the CNN TV screen.
You have to admit Obamacare really is a foreign policy.
Education, Obamacare, Medicaid also foreign policy issues, apparently #debate #CNNdebate