Obama-Romney Debate Round Three: Who Has Made The Best Case?
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney participated in the last of three debates, this time in Boca Raton, Fla. Who made the best pitch for the next four years?
The fact-checkers are buzzing, Facebook groups with the name "Horses and Bayonets" are growing in members by the second and a million polls (including two at the bottom of this article) are registering "votes."
The three round, primetime fight for the Presidency ended Monday night as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney faced off at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
The candidates engaged in a pointed but civil debate that examined foreign policy, and also looked at its role in domestic issues.
The first debate, held in Denver, Colo., featured questions on domestic policy. According to a flash poll issued to New Jersey political insiders immediately following the debate, Romney, 65, performed better than Obama, 51, in the first one.
The second debate, held last Tuesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., took the form of a town hall meeting, in which citizens asked questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. The participants were undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.
According to the flash poll, insiders ran along party lines in selecting who performed best, with about 82 percent saying they believed Obama would be declared the “consensus winner” of the second debate by national media outlets.
The final debate was moderated by Bob Schieffer, host of CBS's "Face of the Nation." The format for the debate was similar to the first presidential debate and focused on foreign policy.
Now, after three debates, who do you think made the best case for election as president?