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Who Won the Final Debate Between Obama and Romney?

The third presidential debate ended with sparring on foreign policy. Connecticut residents react in a Patch live blog posted Monday evening.

President Barack Obama and Candidate Mitt Romney duked it out in the last presidential debate on Monday, sparring on foreign policy issues such as dealing with a nuclear Iran, fair trade with China and the ongoing violence in Syria.      

Military spending was a main point of discussion repeatedly throughout the evening, while both Democratic and Republican candidates sparred on just how much spending the country should engage in.    

But while the sit-down debate, moderated by CBS’s Bob Schieffer, was supposed to be focused on foreign affairs, there still were momentary lapses when the discussion turned to domestic issues. Often times the canididates spoke about foreign military spending and the impacts it has back home.

Patch hosted a Live Blog during the entire debate, garnering several readers to comment as the event went on. We also drew in reactions from Twitter.

Here are just a few of the reactions: 

Thomas:

Obama's biggest advantage in FP will be that Gov. Romney will have a hard time to explain what he would do differently in external relations with Iran or Syria. In Iran at least, we've laid down crippling sanctions that will (hopefully) negate the necessity of military action. If Gov. Romney advocates more invasions, he's going to come off as a new Republican WarMonger.

Tiffany:

"Go after the bad guys" Yea good job sounding like a 5-year-old.

Klair Waters:

Mitt is hitting hard and keeping Obama on topic.

Gerald:

I don't think Romney is taking this Seriously!

Thomas:

Governor Romney keeps criticizing for not "leading", but I haven't heard him suggest anything other than vague platitudes....

Klair Waters:

Mitt is right...there has been NO leadership for the last 4 years.

Craig:

Enough stories, what's there plan. A.B.C. on everything? So far they are not explaining how these promises will be carried out

Angela:

This is foreign policy, Mitt. Let's move on from your economy.

Tiffany:

Romney just said "human rights" doesn't that include WOMEN'S RIGHTS?? He's flip flopping

Sam:

Neither candidate has a good vision for our country. both just want to spend more on the backs of the taxpayers.

jay:

HaHa, a game of Battleship. Obama's on fire in this one

Thomas:

We have fewer cavalry brigades today than we did in 1865!

Sam:

Neither of them is in support of ending the wars. Why don't they just say that?

Jing:

Obama is pulling out all the guns

Klair Waters:

Let's all go to Walmarts and help build China's military and economic strength to peak performance.

Gerald:

Obama won this FINAL debate!

Guest:

Romney is still going to be our next president.

Sam:

I think Romney won, more class, less defensive. Obama came off like a brat

heretolearn:

So Romney just looks like a sleeze ball, everything he says he says with a smirk.

Connecticut Yankee October 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM
As in all three debates, Romney presented substance and a positive vision for America, Obama presented an act which is not supported by his deeds. I'm looking for leadership in a President, not acting ability.
Sue Martovich October 23, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Right now Romney agrees with Obama's strategies on foreign policies for the most part. So, did he change his mind for the campaign or are these the decisions and views he will stick with. I still don't believe he has changed his position on women and their equality in the work force as well as abortion issues. As I have stated before, this country is no longer controlled by "government". Corporations have taken over the White House. I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat. BOTH parties have become too self absorbed and not in tune with American Citizens. It has always been poor people living off the system, the middle class hollering about being over taxed and the rich just continue to get richer. You really think all the problems generated could have been solved in a 4 year presidential term? Any business who has fallen flat on it's face financially knows it takes a long time to build it back and it cannot be one person, it takes a village. There was little coorperation between both parties these last 4 years. Shame on them. Had on opportunity to help Americans recover and they blew it.

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