Round #3 of the Presidential debates will air tonight on CNN, MSNBC, CURRENT TV, AND C-SPAN at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT. You’re welcome to join 3 Chics for live-blogging. Please feel free to drop links, photos, and comments throughout the day.
Tonight is Mitt Romney’s last chance for Americans to determine if he’s Commnander-in-Chief material.
If Bob Schieffer the moderator of tonight’s debate does his job, we’ll hear Mitt Romney’s answers to the following questions tha Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Mitt Romney needs to answer:
Question #1: How exactly would you finish the job against al-Qaeda, and what would you do differently than the President has done? currently he’s said that finding and capturing OBL was “not worth moving heaven and earth”
On May 2, 2011, as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama ordered the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden through extensive counter-terrorism strategies. And for the past 3 1/2 years under his command, we have devastated some of Al-Qadea’s top leadership. Romney needs to answer what he would do differently to go after Al-Qaeda’
Question #2: How will you end the war in Afghanistan? So far, it’s been CRICKETS from Mittens on how he would end America’s LONGEST war in Afghanistan and bring our troops HOME. Dude didn’t even mention Afghanistan in his RNC speech!
President Obama has refocused our troops efforts in Afghanistan, after the 911 attacks and started troop withdrawls, after some nation-building there. And he has a plan to use the $AVINGS to nation-build at home in America. The president is committed to ending the war in 2012 and bringing our troops home. Is Romney willing to do the same? It is UNACCEPTABLE to tell American voters that we have to wait to hear your plans after you think you’ll get in office.
Question #3: What will you do differently to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon? So far, it’s been CRICKETS from Mittens on his response. His fumbling and bumbling and WAR-MONGERING on this issue has actually led Americans to believe he is not fit to lead. Meanwhile President Obama has issused some of the strictest& crippling sanctions on Iran and they are WORKING. DO YOU WANT ISRAEL TO GO TO WAR WITH IRAN, MITT ROMNEY? Just answer the question.
Question #4: After months of reckless bluster on the campaign trial, how will you work with other countries around the world to achieve our national security objectives? So far, during Mitt’s internation tour, he managed to insult our CLOSEST ALLY, THE UK. He’s also managed to insult Russia, calling them our greatest geo-political foe, and he talks tough on China, while he continues to benefit financially from having out-sourced American jobs. Can Romney foster a working relationship with G-8, after riding in on his big Caddy and insulting half of the countries?
Question #5: How will you get tough on China? Mitt Romney is all TOUGH talk on China, and has no back up or creds when it comes to designating China a” CURRENCY MANIPULATOR” Members in his own party disagree with his stance on China.
The President also took aggressive action against China on behalf of American tire workers when it was flooding the market with Chinese tires, saving 1,000 jobs here at home as a result. And our consistent pressure on the Chinese to allow their currency to appreciate has yielded results – its value has risen about 11 percent since 2010.
Question #6: What exactly would you have done in Libya? We don’t know where Mitt Romney stands on this issue. He’s taken so many stances. First we shouldn’t have gone in, then it was: We went in too slow and aggressive, then it was we shouldn’t have supproted the mission and then celebrated?
And does Governor Romney agree with Congressman Issa’s decision to release State Department cables that exposed the names of Libyans working with the United States on security and to fight extremism?
Ask Muammar Qadhafi how well things worked out for him, after he threatened to attack and kill his people, Mitt Romney. By working with NATO and our Arab partners, President Obama was able to order the capture of Qadhafi without putting our troops in harms way. What would you have done to protect the Libyan people?
If Governor Romney wants to prove that he’s ready to be the leader of the free world, he must, at a minimum, answer these questions in specific detail. If he fails to do so, he will once again have fallen short of the Commander-in-Chief threshold.