The third and final 2012 presidential debate has concluded Monday in an exceedingly close race, showing polls at a dead heat.
In arguably the most intense series of debates to date, the candidates’ main focus was Foreign Policy.
Obama wore an unrelenting glare throughout the debate and continued to show expert communication, answering each question with concrete examples.
Gov. Mitt Romney, however, seemed to tiptoe around the questions without actually reaching an exact answer.
Although this debate was not as animated as the previous, it had its moments of tension. It appeared that Romney’s strategy was to tone down the aggression and limit areas of disagreement, while Obama seemed to be hunting for contrast.
This passive strategy will come back to hurt Gov. Romney who never left room for “debate” which is what the presidential contenders were there to do.
Both candidates are committed to ending the war in Afghanistan by 2014, keeping nuclear weapons from Iran, being tough on foreign competitors while promoting free trade.
“There have been times, Governor, frankly, during the course of this campaign, where it sounded like you thought you’d do the same things we did. But you would say them louder and somehow that would make a difference,” President Obama said.
Obama was the clear winner of the final debate. He showed passion in his answers about U.S. Military, Libya, and job loss to foreign countries.
With two weeks left until Election Day, polls show a virtual tie between the two contenders, both obtaining 47 percent, according to the latest NBC News and Wall Street Journal polls. The 2012 presidential candidates are now more hard-pressed than ever to deliver policies and act on them in order to get America out of this recession.