Preamble: The first presidential debate brought Republican challenger Mitt Romney back into a contest that had looked like it was over. The second installment revived President Barack Obama’s campaign. Tonight’s third round just might make a difference in the key swing states that will determine the elections — swing states like Florida, where tonight’s face-off is being held.
- A worker vacuums the set for Monday’s presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida. (photo credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Foreign policy barely figured in rounds one or two, apart from a little bust-up between the would-be leaders about whether Obama had swiftly designated the September 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate in which Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed as an act of terrorism. Tonight, that fatal incident is certain to figure, as too is Iran and the strategies these two men would follow in order to thwart the Islamist regime’s march to the bomb.