After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate.
News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights.
The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance.
Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916.
“We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama.
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Full info on Monday night's debate, presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD):
October 22, 2012
|Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)
According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."
Pundits say the debates for the 2012 election have been the most important in recent history.
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