Monday, October 22, 2012

Live Blogging Presidential Debate - Part Five

Romney talks about how he's balanced budgets both in private industry and as a public official.
And now he pushes how our air force and army and navy have been debilitated under Obama.
Obama now says we have a different kind of navy -- it's no longer a matter of counting battleships because "we no longer use horses and bayonets." Now, Obama comes off as condescending.
Now, on Israel -- Obama: "If Israel is attacked, America will stand with Israel." And Obama adds: "As long as I'm President of the United States Iran will not get a nuclear weapon."
And the Obama goes back to sanctions.
Now Obama is suggesting that Romney infers "we should take premature military action."
Romney: "An attack on Israel is an attack on the United States. If Israel is attacked, we have their back."
Romney says that he called for crippling sanctions on Iran five years ago and he says he would tighten those sanctions so that Iranian ships with oil can't even come to out shores. And now Romney really unloads with a whole list of punishments that he proposes against Iran. Romney is very strong here -- very strong.
Obama: "Our goals is to get Iran to recognize that it needs to give up its nuclear program."
Obama says that Romney sounds like "You'd do the same things we did but you'd just say them a little louder."

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