Monday, October 22, 2012
Debate prep IV
Debate season has proven even more important and turbulent than I expected. It would've been hard to imagine that Romney, whose foreign policy experience is about as thin as, say, Obama's was four years ago, would be heading into the final debate with some kind of foreign policy advantage, but that's where things stand following the administration's bungling and dissembling over Libya. Advice to Romney: sound like you're thoroughly familiar with the realist school of foreign policy and not just the neoconservative view as currently defined. Advice to Obama: imagine that George W. Bush is your opponent and speak accordingly.