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So what -- everybody saying this morning around -- water cooler today about who came -- stronger and came off better last night chief Washington correspondent James Rosen joins us now.
With a look at what we learned from the snow -- so called snap polls last night hey James.
Martha for you for the record I -- the water cooler I go straight to coffee in the morning but at least they really emotionally candidate -- but I -- must be caffeinated.
Three of these instant poll sampling uncommitted -- swing state -- likely voters found President Obama the clear winner but that doesn't mean these judgments will be reflected.
In the broader contest virtually every question from moderator Bob Schieffer President Obama used to attack governor Romney accusing the GOP nominee all -- once.
But having been all over the map on foreign policy of copying the president's own positions.
Also being too eager to plunge the country more deeply into war.
One point the commander in chief resorted to open condescension.
I think governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works you you -- the navy for example.
And we have fewer ships than we did in 1960.
Well governor we also have fewer horses in -- and that's.
Because the nature of our military's change we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on the we have.
These ships the go underwater nuclear submarines.
And so the question is not.
A game of battleship or counting -- it's it's what our capabilities.
Elsewhere the president's snapped I know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy.
It was strong stuff in -- remains to be seen how it went over with women voters more the boy.
A -- it's it sure does and it was very strong especially in that moment that we just showed there but if there were times also last night -- is.
Where it sounded like there wasn't a whole lot of daylight between the two -- -- in the first twenty minutes that left a lot of people sort of wonder what was going not.
-- -- whether it was the swift call for hardening Mubarak's resignation in -- after the avoidance of direct military intervention in Syria or the use of drones against al-Qaeda leaders.
A lot of times the Republican challenger frequently commending the president.
But on Iran governor Romney drew sharp lines for the audience in Florida saying the Islamic regime is now closer to a nuclear weapon charging the president -- remaining silent during the crackdown of 2009.
I would not doing enough to isolate Iran's bellicose president.
I'd make sure that -- -- the job is indicted -- the genocide convention his words are about to genocide in citation I would indicted for it.
I would also make sure that they're diplomats are treated like the -- they are around the world.
The same way we treated the apartheid.
A diplomats of South Africa.
We need to increase pressure time and time again on Iran because anything -- -- today.
A -- solution to this which says which stops this this nuclear folly of theirs is unacceptable to America.
The president counter that he's actually unify the world against Iran and crippled their economy mark and I thank you -- for water.
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