Romney defends himself on seeking to boost American jobs. Defends himself on policy toward the auto industry. Again, a rehash of debate two on this issue. “I have never said I would liquidate the industry.”
“Let’s look at the record,” says Obama.
Obama says Romney would reward companies that ship jobs overseas. “We can’t go back to the same policies that got us into such difficulties in the first place.”
Romney: “I don’t want to go back to the policies of the past four years.”
We’re deep into the same economic territory of debate two now.
Google Politics tweets: “A sharp spike in @Google Searches for bayonets during the debate: +7215%”
Viewers evidently heard bayonets earlier in the debate — when Obama was implying that Romney was not familiar with all the nuances of the modern military — and wondered what they were.