Friends of Syria...Iraq, Turkey, European powers, U.S.
As an aside today was the third busiest day for in person early voting at Cuyahoga County BOE with 1,392 ballots cast.
Overarching theme from both Romney and Obama...minimize military, maximize diplomacy, lean on allies for partnerships, and assure the American people that they don't have to worry about the world, and that public resources will be used for U.S. domestic priorities...
Economy keeps coming up as key to national security
@chucktodd "Romney strategy seems to be, don't make any policy decisions tonight, and don't disagree with many of Obama's forpolicy decisions"
Romney just focused on 'moot points' - Iranian protests, missile defense in Poland, generic 'strong defense' language...playing this very carefully...
The 5 points from the first half hour of first debate
Here is comes...12 million new jobs in four years; energy independence in 8 years...right up there with 100% of kids 'ready to learn' we heard about in the 1990s...and about as true in the prediction department...
@davidgregory "This section is too general. Allows speechifying"
This is where Schieffer needs to intervene and steer the debate back to the topic of foreign policy...what about China, trade, Russia, India-Pakistan...what about Afghanistan???
Closing arguments will be on foreign policy