Obama and Romney talk foreign policy during final debate in Boca Raton
President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney had their final debate Monday evening at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
According to a New York Times article, the debate, which focused primarily on foreign policy, showed the two candidates had similar ideals when it came to subjects such as withdrawal from Afghanistan, intervention in Syria and the use of drones to fight terrorism.
Both candidates also said they would be willing to use military power if necessary to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. They were also both in favor of strong international sanctions.
According to the New York Times article, the main point the two candidates argued over was which one of them would be more effective in carrying out the U.S.’s goals and who would maintain the U.S’s economic and security roles internationally, according to the article.
Iran’s nuclear program was also a major talking point for the debate.
According to an article from NPR, while the debate was meant to focus on foreign policy, Romney and Obama also went off topic to discuss issues such as the domestic auto industry, Medicaid and whether Romney deserved credit for school funding levels in Massachusetts.
Paige Parrinelli wrote this story for online.
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