On foreign policy Obama is clear, unwavering; Romney, not so much
The Kansas City Star
President Barack Obama brought his A-game to the final debate, pointing out instances of U.S. leadership under his administration and showing challenger Mitt Romney’s wafflings.
“Governor Romney, you keep on trying to airbrush history,” Obama quipped.
At best, Romney’s plan in many cases followed Obama’s on foreign policy such as the killing of Osama bin Laden, on the use of drones, on a commitment to Israel and being a leader in sanctions against Iran and Syria.
Romney said he would label China a “currency manipulator” if he were elected president. China can’t keep holding down the value of its currency, stealing U.S. intellectual property and selling them around the world. “This can’t go on,” Romney said.
Obama said Romney had invested in companies that had shipped jobs overseas. “I’ve made a different bet on American workers,” the president said.
Obama said U.S. exports to China have doubled since he entered office. China can be a partner.
But U.S. trade with other countries and pressure on China will help China meet international standards.