What's at stake in foreign policy debate?
Bret Baier previews final showdown
- Duration 4:50
- Date Oct 22, 2012
Bret Baier previews final showdown
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Thank governor Romney set to share -- -- for the final time before the election we walking -- second hour happening now on a big week ahead.
I'm generally and I'm John Scott the debate on foreign policy gets underway tonight in Florida they will sit down with five topics on the table.
The Middle East and terrorism America's role in the world Afghanistan and Pakistan Israel and -- -- and the rise of China.
Both sides hoping for a breakout performance just fifteen days before Election Day November 6.
With the latest Wall Street Journal NBC news poll showing the candidates are now tied 4747.
Among likely -- voters.
But -- is the anchor of special report he will be there tonight he's there now.
So -- that the two debates of these two guys have had to have been among the most memorable presidential debates ever.
What does each side want to do hope to do tonight.
It's really interest in these debates in this election season have made a huge difference that first debate.
It didn't just move the needle it moved a surge of support for governor Romney and change the entire dynamic of the race.
The second debate.
It stopped the bleeding for President Obama and Democrats exhaled that they -- the sign of relief that he was back in the game.
But it didn't move the polls that much at least in the -- according to most of the polls you're looking at in the past week -- -- this debate.
Your right is the closing argument and it does deal with foreign policy and that's what the topic.
And the subject matter and moderator Bob Schieffer we'll focus on that.
But expect domestic policy to come up as well.
The national debt is seen as a big national security issue and the -- will happen.
Throughout the ninety minutes and there also will be closing arguments for each of these candidates governor around and President Obama.
And that's -- on the filtered closing argument that they'll make.
To millions and millions of viewers and voters two weeks ahead of election.
Over the weekend the New York Times printed this article suggesting that the Iranians have agreed to one on one nuclear talks.
With the United States -- the Obama administration.
Rushed out and said no that's not the case is that a soft spot for them tonight I mean the relationship with Iran.
What I mean that topic will be a big focus of at least one of the five topic discussions and as you mentioned that.
Each one starts with a two minute question two minute response and then facilitated discussion for the rest of the time.
-- Rhonda and how to deal with Iran Israel that will be a big topic I can tell you this talking to a number of people and close to allies throughout the Middle East.
That when many were taken by surprise by that New York Times.
Article and they were not briefed about any of that so when the White House walked it back.
If it does create quite a stir not only here in the US but as you can imagine around the world and in the gulf -- Governor Romney said to be more in his comfort zone when he's talking about the economy rather than foreign policy but even the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that our national debt.
He is one of the biggest national security issues that we face in some ways.
Governor Romney can be -- pivots to combine.
The two can -- not.
Sure former chairman of the joint chiefs admiral Mike -- Mullen said that numerous times and that the national debt.
And strength at home is a real national security issue he's governor Romney's been saying that on the trail.
You'll also he'll hear about national defense and the sequester.
That cutting of defense that is pending on January 2 and how that affects our.
You'll likely hear a lot about American exceptional -- And how we project around the world so I again coming back to domestic issues will.
In these ninety minutes and how it all plays out it'll be interesting I don't think they'll be throwing a ton of mud.
At least not anything like.
Generally did -- -- race I wanted to transition their.
You kind of get we're gonna save that for the end of the hour -- are trying to -- -- -- -- -- Erica thank -- -- Thank you certainly Brett -- we know you have a lot of work to do today thanks for being with us and taking the time.
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