President Obama and Governor Romney battled to a draw on foreign policy points tonight, with each candidate scoring on several lines. As expected, the discussion meandered into domestic policy for a large portion of the evening, and both men came prepared with a flurry of talking points. Romney needed to strike casual viewers are informed, poised, and plausible as president. He accomplished that task, without question. The president often seemed like the aggressor, hammering his challenger in almost every answer he gave. Romney coolly chided Obama, explaining that attacking him (especially dishonestly) doesn't advance any solutions. The candidates found themselves...
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The debate was a clear contrast with leadership style: Obama belittles, deprecates and insults the other side and has shown no interest in bipartisanship or compromise. Romney praises the other side when it is due, then says he will work with the other side; this is not just an election promise, he's done it. He has a record of bipartisan success and accomplishments as a Republican governor with a legisture packed with democrats. There is no doubt who is going to get things done in Washington in the next four years and this debate proved it's Romney.
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