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Foreign policy might not play a big role in the debate but events in Libya and Syria Iran and Afghanistan certainly are all in the headlines right now.
-- John Roberts issued us a little bit about.
The governor Romney's op Ed that was published today in the Wall Street Journal and we want to share another paragraph with the -- this is quote.
Amid this upheaval our country seems to be at the mercy of events rather than shaping them.
We're not moving them in a direction that protects our people or our allies and that's dangerous.
-- the Middle East descends into chaos of Iran moves towards nuclear breakout or Israel's security is compromised.
American could be pulled into the -- storm.
We'll still have time to address these threats but it will require a new strategy.
Towards the Middle East.
Also a brand new national poll of likely voters showing a very tight race the president leading governor Romney by two points -- statistical tie.
I've -- there anchor a special report is going to be live.
And is this particular severed in -- tonight -- major.
And Bret -- is joining us now -- first smallest talk about the timing of this we just went through say hey listen this CEO of international issues are not going to be be part of this debate but you have the Romney campaign.
Publishing his editorial did today it's a hole about foreign -- what do you make of the timing.
Well sure I -- this issue is clearly on -- the front burner because.
All of the news coverage now finally about the Libya situation and how it was handled from the very beginning.
Of that obviously has not subsided yet and you have.
The concerns about Iran and the president not meeting with world leaders at the United Nations fresh in people's mind and I think -- -- Romney campaign wanna did.
Get involved in that with this opinion -- You know the opinion editorial.
And we're hearing that his -- is in the works but.
You know John is right this this debate is about domestic policy this debate is about the economy and and Jim -- will focus the moderator will focus this on that and it's hard to imagine how it gets.
Off to others other topics.
So let's talk a little bit about where you are in Arapahoe -- sense suggests that where this and how this counting votes will be the reflection of Colorado.
As a whole what are you hearing from voters about this debate.
And what they want to hear it not for Mitt Romney who -- time talking about that we can discuss is about -- but from the president's specifically.
-- that's interesting you know Arapahoe County is really one of the roughly thirty swing counties we identify through the country that will likely decide.
This race in swing states there are two big ones here in Colorado arapahoe and Jefferson.
We talked to a lot of folks all around Arapahoe County over the past couple of days.
There is truly a big split.
Just anecdotally not talking about polls but just talking to folks on the sidewalk.
Obviously you can imagine that the economy and jobs is really a big factor here the unemployment rate is a little bit higher.
Than it is in the statewide unemployment rate and what they want to hear from the president and frankly from governor Romney is how to turn.
Everything around they'd like this here.
How the country is going to be better in the next four years most of them have talked about looking forward not looking back so.
I think both candidates probably.
Could take some.
Some pointers from those those folks are gonna hear a lot of them on special report tonight.
And this really quick here -- how specific -- they might each candidate to get we hear a lot of back and forth and they want real specifics no they want great personality and and a good sense of leadership the specifics are not that important what are you hearing from voters.
I mean the people we talked to a pretty much across the board were pretty into the weeds.
On both sides I -- they.
They wanted to know.
What exactly was going to happen how was going to affect them and and how.
Either person was going to turn the country around you know the book Obama supporters say.
You know give the president more time he hasn't had enough time to turn it around the Romney supporters say.
Listen it's just failed operation and this is a businessman who can turn the country around.
I think it's really a swing state and this is a swing counting inside a swing state.
It's going to be fascinating the next -- out.
It's only makes it all -- -- -- seemed lesser reporting tonight as always Bret thank you very much fanfare.
-- live in Arapahoe County Colorado.
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