As we head into the third and final Presidential debate, the latest Gallup poll has Romney leading 52% to Obama’s 45% of the vote. Several swing states are also leaning toward Mr. Romney at this crucial time, with only a couple of weeks to go until election day.
With the upcoming debate focusing on foreign policy, Obama will have his work cut out for him: he’s battling his own lethal policies complete with death, destruction, and a way-worse-than-Watergate coverup in Libya; encroachment on American sovereignty from the United Nations; and the awkward news of receiving endorsements from reviled socialist leaders Chavez, Putin and Castro, just to name a few hot buttons.
I don’t think there’s reason for Obama supporters to panic at this point, however. Although Romney got a big poll bounce after the first Presidential debate, his poll bounces after the next two debates were only minor upticks rather than actual surges. All Obama has to do to win the Foreign Policy Competition is to root around in his desk drawer and find his foreign policy, and clearly articulate it for the people.
But I digress.
Admittedly I’m pretty shallow when it comes to Foreign Policy. But I’m smart enough to know that a decision in one region can have implications all around the world, and I’m intuitive enough to get that “hey, that’s bad, mm-kay?” feeling in my stomach on certain issues. So here are the questions I would ask our Presidential candidates – if for example I had them over for dinner, since I’m 99 percent sure I’ll never be invited to moderate a foreign policy debate.
- What should be America’s role, going forward, in the UN?
- Do you support Obama’s invitation to the UN to monitor our elections?
- Do you support Obama’s invitation to Iran to sit down for talks/bargaining on nuclear weapons?
- Do you support the UN’s recent action to impose a worldwide tax the internet?
- Do you support the UN’s demand that hate-speech against Islam be criminalized worldwide?
- Mr. Obama – If we accept your interpretation of your Rose Garden remarks on September 12, which is that you called the Benghazi incident a terrorist attack at that time, then why did members of your Administration – including yourself, the Secretary of State, the UN Ambassador and your press secretary – persist for two weeks with the narrative about the offensive Youtube video? And, relatedly, please answer the Libya question from the last debate: Who in your Administration denied Ambassador Stevens’ requests for additional security in Benghazi? Mr. Romney – How would you have handled the Benghazi incident differently?
- Specifically, where in the world currently is the biggest threat to America’s national security and what are your thoughts on how we should handle that specific challenge?
- Do you support the classification of the Ft. Hood massacre as workplace violence, and do you understand that until it is reclassified as terrorism, our servicemen and -women cannot get combat benefits? What plan do you have to address the ex post facto needs of the victims at Ft. Hood?
Feel free to add your questions in the comments – maybe I’ll pack ’em all up and send them to Jon Stewart and Joy Behar, since they host the shows Obama will be visiting in the last two weeks before the election.