Final Presidential Debate Crucial For Both Candidates
By Larry Kane
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With two weeks left until the election, the final Presidential Debate is scheduled for Monday night in Florida and at this point, every vote is critical.
The dust-up in Boca Raton, Fla. will be on foreign policy and there are danger signs for both candidates.
Mitt Romney will no doubt bring up Libya, but with caution, while President Obama will counter that Romney’s allies in Congress released documents endangering key U.S. contacts in Libya.
Syria will be in play as Obama will explain the danger of sending heavy weapons to the opposition, while Romney will promise to be more aggressive.
Obama will stress his experience and mention Osama Bin Laden’s demise, while Romney will accuse the President of being weak on foreign policy.
Another hot topic: who will be tougher on Iran?
Usually, a final debate doesn’t factor in that much, but with every national poll except one showing a dead heat, every vote in every swing state will count.
There should be no moderator controversies this debate since Bob Scheiffer has done this before, and has done a good job.
One ongoing local mystery is Pennsylvania Republicans claim the race for the 20 electoral votes has narrowed, but so far the Romney campaign has not put the state in play.