Two down, one to go.
The final debate of the 2012 Presidential campaign is scheduled for 9 pm tonight, with President Barack Obama — fresh off an energetic performance at last week's town hall-style debate — facing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a discussion of foreign policy. [Link goes to NY Times YouTube video]
In the Oct. 16 debate, Romney tried to pin a charge of failing to call the Benghazi consulate attack an "act of terror" on the President, but Obama and moderator Candy Crowley pointed out that the President's Sept. 12 Rose Garden address did, in fact, include those words.
Crowley later said that both candidates were correct, since, as Romney claimed, administration officials tied the consulate attack to a YouTube video for about two weeks following the assassination of Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Many pundits have opined that foreign policy is Obama's strong suit, particularly since the May 2, 2011, killing of Osama Bin Laden.
With the national vote scheduled for Nov. 6, this will be the final chance for both men to face each other in a debate before the election.
JohnstonPatch Asks You: Will you be watching tonight's debate? What will you be looking for?
If you've already decided who's getting your vote, do you think either candidate could say anything to change your mind?
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Here's the information about tonight's debate:
October 22, 2012Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)
According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."