H-DECISION 2012

Oct 22, 2012 7:12 AM by Associated Press

Candidates seek foreign policy edge in 3rd debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and final debate with each man eager to project an aura of personal strength and leadership while raising doubts about the steadiness and foreign policy credentials of the other guy.

Each is aiming for a commanding performance Monday to settle the seesaw dynamics of the first two debates: Romney gave Obama an old-fashioned shellacking in the first round, and the chastened president rebounded in their second encounter.

Just 15 days out from Election Day, the 90-minute faceoff at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., offers the candidates their last opportunity to stand one-on-one before tens of millions of Americans and command their undivided attention. Both candidates largely dropped out of sight and devoted their weekends to debate preparations.

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