Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during the third Presidential Debate
Election 2012: The Last Presidential Debate
By Viviana Hurtado | 10/23/2012 - 15:30

The table that divided President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney did not adequately capture how far apart their visions are on America’s role in the world. How to deal with friend Israel or foe Iran, trade with an emboldened China, and troop withdrawals from Afghanistan are some of the issues where their differences emerged. Both men threw in some domestic issues in the last debate devoted to foreign policy, full well knowing that most Americans are more focused on the economy at home than China’s.


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