10/23 Steve Clemons: The Absurdly Narrow Foreign Policy Debate

October 23, 2012

The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons explained what was missing in yesterday’s foreign policy debate, how President Obama offers tactical mastery but little strategic vision while Romney has neither tactical mastery or strategy,where President Obama has been a foreign policy success and where he has fallen short of the progressive policy he articulated in 2008, the stunning lack of discussion of climate change, Steve’s pessimistic outlook on the Middle East, what is really driving Iran’s nuclear program and the urgent need for a new Global social Contract.

On the Better half: the biggest takeaway from the debate-Mitt Romney looked weak and out of his depth, how Obama commanded the debate, why the right is disappointed in Romney’s performance, Sam still thinks the race is Obama’s and some Random Rush.

And keep the discussion going on the morning thread!

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