Live Blog #2: Obama v. Romney, Round 3, Foreign Policy Debate

Here’s a fresh thread to continue discussion of the debate. So far Romney sounds a bit incoherent to me. He keeps criticizing Obama for not leading and then when asked what he would do, he says he agrees with what Obama has done. He just doesn’t have the basic knowledge a president should have. Obama sounds like he’s losing his voice. I hope he’s not getting a cold.

So what do you think so far?

125 Comments on “Live Blog #2: Obama v. Romney, Round 3, Foreign Policy Debate”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Romney says he has a plan for the future but doesn’t say what it is.

    • bostonboomer says:

      “We’re all focused on China…” Romney is focused on China. He says we have to do something in Latin America and we have have a balanced budget and help small business. He’s all over the place.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    Oh, now Romney is proud of Mass. For years he’s been laughing at us–including the last two years of his term. Fucking liar!

  3. Silent Kate says:

    Get him on those cuts Obama!

  4. bostonboomer says:

    Shieffer is letting Romney filibuster.

  5. NW Luna says:

    “Where are you going to cut?”

    Doesn’t answer the question! …go to his website….

    Give Medicaid to the states — the states are broke!

    • Silent Kate says:

      Oh, but he would love to take care of those programs if he was governor. What a liar. Good God if he’s president I’m going to have a mouth like a fish wife. I only started swearing when Bush became pres. Who knows what my mouth will do if I have to scream at the tv with Mitt’s head in it?

  6. bostonboomer says:

    Now talking about giving Medicaid to the states. How is that foreign policy? Shieffer is letting Romney go on and on….

    • Fannie says:

      Yes he did, then he so nicely said let’s get back to foreign policy, but yet allowed Romney to respond on domestic issue. WTF

  7. Silent Kate says:

    People better be listening to him. He is going to slash health care, SS, and Medicare…it’s obvious what his plan is…where is that film…Wake the fuck up?

  8. NW Luna says:

    “The math doesn’t work”

    Romney will get his accountants on that silly little problem….

  9. RalphB says:


  10. bostonboomer says:

    Romney is running right over Obama and Shieffer. And what his this obsession with the Navy?

    • jawbone says:

      Virginia has boat yards and he’s telling voters there that he will spend to get then jobs,

      Except Congress won’t go along, maybe….

    • Fannie says:

      Mine is bigger than yours is. I got more toys than you do, you know that kind of fucking shit.

  11. NW Luna says:

    Here we go….we need to fight 2 conflicts at once. And 3! And 4! That’s how we grow the economy!

  12. NW Luna says:

    We don’t have bayonets anymore, Governor Romney.

  13. bostonboomer says:

    Ooooooh! Obama schools Romney on how the Navy actually works. “We have these things called aircraft carriers.”

  14. pdgrey says:

    Charles P. Pierce ‏@ESQPolitics

    Iran could launch a missile right now and these guys would talk about The Debt

  15. HT says:

    Is he really that clueless?

  16. Silent Kate says:

    I apologize to you Osama…so sorry for. Lowing your head off! What the hell is Romney talking about?

  17. NW Luna says:

    Uh-oh. Do they have enough Secret Service guys between Tagg Braggart & POTUS? Obama just pointed out that Romney’s lying again.

  18. bostonboomer says:

    Romney is spouting complete nonsense. Indict I’madinnerjacket? Everything else he’s talking about has already been done. Romney is a complete idiot!

  19. bostonboomer says:

    Yay! Obama points out that Romney invested in Chinese oil co. that did business with Iran.

  20. Silent Kate says:

    Has Mitt ever visited the troops?

  21. NW Luna says:

    …trips taken abroad. Obama, talk about Romney’s backdoor of No. 10 Downing St.

  22. pdgrey says:

    I don’t know what the media will say but Mittens is fucked as to what I have seen and i did not even want to watch it.

  23. bostonboomer says:

    Now Romney repeats his opening statement. He’s got nothing.

  24. NW Luna says:

    Romney: “I see in 4 years…..I see……I see….”

    Yeah, he sure is seeing things.

  25. bostonboomer says:

    Obama: the problem is, Gov., on every policy, you’ve been all over the map.

  26. pdgrey says:

    Mittens mouth was moving and nothing coming out.

  27. HT says:

    To me, the saddest thing of all is that this was broadcast so the world could see the quality of politician that the U.S. is considering for the presidency. Romney has already pissed off most of the first world countries – now he’s putting himself out there for the rest of the world to view. Sad, very sad day.

  28. bostonboomer says:

    Romney complains about “the rules” again. Shieffer shuts him down. He’s not doing that bad.

  29. NW Luna says:

    ….”you can’t just let Obama say stuff about me….”

    Well, yes he can.

  30. jawbone says:

    What is with Mitt’s motor mouth? Was he like that campaigning in MA? Did he try to talk his way over every debate moderator? Or is this the Special Presidential Campaign Romney model?

    He really sets a bad example for the children!

    • dakinikat says:

      he asked for more time again … he’s like frantic if he can’t frickin get the last diatribe

      • jawbone says:

        And, heretofore, he’s succeeded in filibustering for more time.

        What an entitled asshole.

      • bostonboomer says:

        He started out filibustering, but now Obama has about four minutes on him. I think Romney’s running out of things to say. He has no idea what he’s talking about.

    • NW Luna says:

      He really sets a bad example for the children!

      You can see that in his kids.

  31. pdgrey says:

    Charles P. Pierce ‏@ESQPolitics

    America has not supported dictators. Is Willard taking secondary school history at a Louisiana middle school?
    Charles P. Pierce ‏@ESQPolitics

    Willard’s grin at Schieffer when he got shut down was right out of Doctor Phibes

  32. HT says:

    Obama Bin Laden? What?

  33. NW Luna says:

    Rebuilding roads, bridges, infrastructure. Good. Give our veterans the care they deserve.

    Except — don’t just think a medic can automatically qualify as a nurse. Lots of overlap, but not the same. Problem is we don’t have enough nursing faculty to teach all the qualified students, because education’s been cut. And salaries for faculty are less than they’d make working elsewhere.

    • HT says:

      Yes – and if The Ryan Budget is implemented – well you know.

      • NW Luna says:

        Must find that cartoon with the sick rich old Congresscritter guy in a hospital bed, calling for the nurse. S/he comes in and says: “I just got pink-slipped. Bye.”

  34. pdgrey says:

    Chuck Todd ‏@chucktodd

    Romney has dropped in a lot of “World Book” fascts in many of his answers

  35. I see the trolls are at it again…oh keep it up…

  36. bostonboomer says:

    Shieffer asks Romney’s position on drones. He agrees with Obama.

  37. jawbone says:

    OK, can someone get that guy with the big hook and just pull Mitt off my TV screen?

  38. jawbone says:

    As someone Too Liberal For Obama (2L4O, h/t to Vastleft), I have to say that Mitt is making Obama look good tonight.

    Talk about someone in over his head. Go raid some workers’ pensions, Mitt; that’s your metier.

  39. NW Luna says:

    Romney, Government IS the single greatest creator of research jobs.

  40. HT says:

    Ah here comes nuclear (or is it nuckulear) Iran.

    • jawbone says:

      Both of these guys PO me because who do we think we are labeling Iran, a nation which has not aggressively taken military action against another nation in well over 200 (think 300 actually), as one of the most dangerous in the world??

      WE are the greatest aggressor in the world and have been ever since WWII. Sheesh.

  41. RalphB says:

  42. HT says:

    Oh for crying sakes, he’s watched year in and year out while other countries have taken jobs – didn’t his own company offshore more jobs that …..well you know hat I mean. And didn’t he hide mega bucks in off shore banks.

    • jawbone says:

      Bain was was on of the first to encourage and actually shift work to China and other low wage nations. He knows a lot about offshoring.

  43. bostonboomer says:

    Is Obama going to point out that Romney is currently making a fortune from shipping Illinois jobs to China? And what about the fact that Chinese companies that Romney has investments in are stealing patents, etc.?

  44. ecocatwoman says:

    According to the NEW Rombot programming, it’s China who is stealing American jobs, not the Bain Capital venture capitalists (you Mr. Romney) who SENT jobs to China. Now, Obama is going after Romney for sending American jobs offshore. Kick King Outsourcer where it hurts – in his nutz.

  45. HT says:

    Hey, Obama is fighting back – wow.

  46. bostonboomer says:

    Romney blabbing about auto bailout. Obama looking at him like he’s from Mars. “Gov., that’s not what you said.” “Let’s check the record.” “Gov., the people of Detroit don’t forget.”

  47. HT says:

    Jeebus, why does anyone think that Romney is worthy of being president? Why? I just do not understand.

  48. NW Luna says:

    “I would never…….”

    Translation = He will do that very thing as soon as he turns his back.

  49. RalphB says:

    The 80s want their foreign policy back is a great line.

  50. pdgrey says:

    Charles P. Pierce ‏@ESQPolitics

    “It’s not government that makes businesses successful.” Talk to the people who are going to build all those submarines.

  51. dakinikat says:


  52. bostonboomer says:

    The smirk slipped again there.

  53. NW Luna says:

    Obama: “Anyone out there can check the record.”

  54. ecocatwoman says:

    Make America more competitive? Yeah, by getting rid of unions & running companies like FoxCon. Turn American jobs into sweat shops. Killing the middle class.

  55. jawbone says:

    Romney’s facial expression when BO is speaking is verging of pure malice clothed in a false smile. His eyes are boring holes into Obama.

    Mitt wants to fire Obama so badly he can’t stand having to let him actually speak to him and criticize the Great Investor of Bain.

    It’s almost over, thank FSM.

  56. HT says:

    Oh for goodness sake – he brought up Ann again. Rafalca has more fans.

  57. bostonboomer says:

    Mitt says he loves teachers.

  58. bostonboomer says:

    The CNN focus group really liked Obama’s closing statement–esp. women.

  59. bostonboomer says:

    They are not liking Romney’s closing at all. They don’t like attacks.

  60. bostonboomer says:

    Oh no!! Romney brings up the torch again. We have to take that torch and pass it on….or something. Thank you so much. Sounds smarmy.

  61. Fannie says:

    Early on Romney said that we can’t “kill our way out of the middle east”……………..then he followed up exactly what I had said earlier this morning about the Pioneers and the Indians, just go after them, don’t know which tribe just go get them…………….then he said we couldn’t plan on 9/11 because we didn’t see it coming, but when Bob said what if Israel called and said the bombs are on the way, Romney said, NO NO, it wouldn’t be planned that way by Israel………..huh? Then he said yes, he would kill with the drones, this is the man who started out by saying we can’t kill our way out, then he’s increasing funds for military, and now get ready for the mushroom clouds, they are coming, looky over there.

  62. Fannie says:

    Did you notice when Romney talked about gender equality?………………………Damn I had to eat that big ass Payday candy bar to become a person again.