Who Won the Last Presidential Debate?

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debated for the last time Monday evening. The topic was foreign policy. Did the candidates answer all your questions?

In two weeks voters will go to the polls to choose a president. 

Monday evening’s debate was supposed to focus on foreign policy but President Barak Obama and Governor Mitt Romney took every opportunity they could to turn the discussion to domestic policy. 

There were some memorable lines such as President Obama saying, “Well Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets.”  The statement was a reference to Romney’s complaint that the U.S. Navy has fewer ships now than in 1916.

Did you have a favorite one-liner from the last presidential debate on the 2012 presidential campaign?  If you were an undecided voter, did the debate on foreign policy persuade you to vote for one candidate or the other?  Did you even watch the debate with Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Fox?

For those who did watch the Giants instead of those who would be giants, you can see a rerun of the debate on YouTube's Election Hub

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T. Gunter October 23, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Then I guess you have reconsidered and now think it was brilliant, as well? Regardless, the idea behind the comment was that there has been significant advances in military technology since 1916. The idea that horses and bayonets play an equal role on today's battlefield is ludicrous If I am mistaken , then I suppose that there must be evidence that there is just as much melee in recent military history as there was in 100 years ago. Even the military sidearm has gone from the trench clearing design of the John Browning's original 1911 to the more accurate and longer range capabilities of 9mm Berrettas, Sigs and HKs.
Robert Livesay October 23, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Bobbie be on the alert you are about to be asked to apologize for your racist comments. Guess by whom? JB you just showed your bias and we all now kinow you are just a follower of the AOL/Huffington post marching orders. Very surprised at your comment JB
Robert Livesay October 23, 2012 at 06:54 PM
The debate was boring and meaningless. Real Clear Politics has Romney winning 56/43. I like their numbers. At present Romney is up in Gallup by 5 and Rasmussen by 4. Sounds good to me. Now I do there are other polls but these two are very good and accurate.
T. Gunter October 23, 2012 at 08:41 PM
[...] a 2011 article in military newspaper Stars and Stripes (which is a Department of Defense authorized news outlet), highlighted the changing role of the bayonet in the military. The article explained that there hasn't been a bayonet charge since the Korean War and that "U.S. army units have not issued soldiers bayonets to Iraq and Afghanistan." (Nonetheless, the article noted that soldiers would still be trained to use a bayonet, just in a different capacity.)
T. Gunter October 23, 2012 at 08:42 PM
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 23, 2012 at 08:45 PM
J.B., you are right and what Obama said about the 80's calling was right on time. But the haters wont give him credit for that brilliant stroke of verbal genius just like they won't give him credit for taking out Osama Bin Laden. Had that been a Republican President that took out Bin Laden, there would have been a ticker tape parade down main street America. That republican president would have had a breakfast cereal named after him. They would have exumed Marilyn Monroe to sing the famous Happy Birthday song to him on his Birthday. You see where I am going with this. President Obama will never be able to do enough in some/ a lot of people eyes!!! PEACE OUT!!!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 23, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I am going to hide!!!! Hide before I get angry and turn into the "Incredible Bulk". That's the Black version of the "Incredible Hulk"!!! "Mr. McGhee, don't make me angry.....You wouldn't like me when I am angry"!!! Rest in peace Bill Bixby...You meant a lot to me growing up!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPngawdDa_c
DDL October 23, 2012 at 09:38 PM
T. Gunter stated: "U.S. army units have not issued soldiers bayonets to Iraq and Afghanistan." Thomas, You are focused one aspect of several incorrect statements the President made in his juvenile and failed attempt to belittle Mr. Romney. It could be mentioned that a major reason we finally entered WW I was because we did not have enough ships in our Navy to protect our merchants from Germen 'U-Ships', as Obama must call them. But getting back to bayonets, they are issued to all Marines and they are used by special-forces, who in the dead of night conduct raids on known terrorist locations to eliminate them, without disrupting the night sleep of the neighbors. It was and is a pretty effective method. No one favors or advocates for over the top WWI bayonet charges so the President’s comment was aimed at the uninformed, and I see it has succeeded. What is advocated are limited surgical strikes to go in and disrupt our enemy.
DDL October 23, 2012 at 09:46 PM
T. Gunter said: "Sorry, you appear to be a Johnny-Come-Lately." Apology accepted. Yes I do not know the history, and it appears that there is some there between the two. I was just put off by the "Black Panther" thing. Sure he may mean the animal, but I continue to dest that group for personal reasons, as alluded to.
T. Gunter October 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM
"You are focused one aspect of several incorrect statements the President made in his juvenile and failed attempt to belittle Mr. Romney." No, I was actually focused on a statement that you made that I found to be off-base. As far as belittling Mr. Romney, he does a sufficient job of that all by himself.
T. Gunter October 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM
"..... they are used by special-forces, who in the dead of night conduct raids on known terrorist locations to eliminate them" So, they are utilized in very limited circumstances.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 24, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Please, simpletons!!! I am not the inferior one that you people love to prey on. I do not expect you people to like or appreciate what I like and appreciate. I do not expect for you to like my heroes or heroins. I do not expect you people to validate my existence, actually I expect the opposite. Your resume is before me and the entire world to see and analyze. When the American indian won a battle against their oppressors, it was call a massacre. But when the newly arrived Europeans won a battle, it was called 'The Great Battle" of longhorn or some Sh-t Like that!!! So go ahead and hate my heroes/heroins and hate me. If you didn't do that, then I would be worried!!! History and Mystory!!! You've taken my blues and gone -- You sing 'em on Broadway And you sing 'em in Hollywood Bowl, And you mixed 'em up with symphonies And you fixed 'em So they don't sound like me. Yep, you done taken my blues and gone. You also took my spirituals and gone You put me in Macbeth and Carmen Jones All kinds of Swing Mikados And in everything but what's about me -- But someday somebody'll Stand up and talk about me -- Black and beautiful -- And sing about me, And put on plays about me! I reckon it'll be Me myself! Yes, it'll be me.
DDL October 24, 2012 at 01:00 AM
"I do not expect for you to like my heroes or heroins." LOL. I know, an honest mistake, but that one is funny!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 24, 2012 at 01:36 AM
What ever floats your boat DDL(DUDE is on the DOWN LOW) DDL(Dude is on the DOWN LOW) Cruised into a bar on the SF shore His picture graced the grime on the door He be a long lost love at first sight Boy maybe you're wrong but you'll do tonight That's right Backstage you're having the time of your live until somebody say Forgive me if I seem out of line Then he whippedd out of his gun and was blown away Dude is on the Down Low So never judge a book by its cover Or who you gonna love by your lover Love put me wise to disguise he had the face of Venus Lord imagine such a surprise
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 24, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Definition of HEROINE. 1. a : a mythological or legendary woman having the qualities of a hero. b : a woman admired and emulated for her achievements
DDL October 24, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Definition of heroin - A white, odorless, bitter crystalline compound, that is derived from morphine and is a highly addictive narcotic.
JB Davis (Editor) October 24, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Can we focus the heroin comments on the Taliban controlled areas of Afghanistan that supply so much of the world with heroin.
Robert Livesay October 24, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Bobbie I do understand how you feel. Your African/American folks did fight for the North. My big problem Bobbie is why is there more race issues in the North than there are in the South. In California African/Americans have not been treated as equal.. Now Bobbie why is that? Try Sausalito, Richmond, Oakland and even San Francisco. Just explain to me why this wonderful state has treated African/Americans as they have,. By the way the Liberals are still treating African/Americans as less than equal. I do believe Bobbie you are saying the same thing about this wonderful city of Benicia. Bobbie remember this is a very Liberal city. I would assume Bobbie that all African/Americans would be welcome with open arms. Maybe Boibbie you should change Party's.. Bobbie do you feel welcome in this city? If not who is to blame. Believe me Bobbie it is not the Conservatives.. Just why are your Liberal friends not getting you a job. You know why Bobbie? Because they are not your friends. Wise up.
Riley Willerson October 24, 2012 at 04:28 AM
JB our soldiers are protecting that cash crop, poor farmers cashing in on farming a seductive drug. Time for us to get out of Afghanistan, the Middle East will continue to fight even after we leave, it is what they know and have been doing for the past 1000 years.
Riley Willerson October 24, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Bobby I do not believe people hate you as a human. It is all the "Smack" you sling that people grow tired of. Your issues of just being you that places you in a whole category of a one man "I am persecuted pity party". Heroin, a hard habit to kick, but we have faith in you, it now solves the mystery of your rambling. Best to you.
Riley Willerson October 25, 2012 at 11:57 PM
The only person that can a get job, is the person who looks for one,, not one who sits and does nothing or sits and complains of discrimination, nothing to do with friends RL, and as you would say "get with the program "
DDL October 26, 2012 at 01:10 AM
<i>The only person that can a get job, is the person who looks for one,, not one who sits and does nothing or sits</i> <p> The company I work for is begging for good people (engineers or other technical degrees req'd). We cannot find qualified people to fill the positions. Downside is relocation to Oklahoma or Texas.
John Headley October 26, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Not sure if anyone has told you Bobby but the President is not Black as you've mentioned, he is Mulatto.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 26, 2012 at 05:36 AM
You say Mulatto..I say Black...You say Tomatoe...I say you are so wacked... When you say Mulatto...I say you are white...You invented crack.... The moral of this little gitty is that for years white people had the pencil rule(stick a pencil in a persons' hair and if it doesn't fall out they are black) or the one drop ruleand it was the law of the land. Now that is suits you people you think that you can easily and nonchantly describe who and what we are. THATS MIGHTY WHITE OF YOU PEOPLE!!! "In the early 20th century, southern states tried to find more ways to enforce segregation. Beginning with Tennessee in 1910, through Oklahoma in 1931, most southern states adopted the one-drop rule, and hardened racial lines so that a person of any African ancestry was to be considered black. During the same period, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Utah retained their old "blood fraction" statutes de jure, but amended these fractions (one-sixteenth, one-thirty-second) to be equivalent to one-drop de facto"
Insider October 27, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Bobby get out there and find a job, flip burgers, apply at Ace, Raley's, Patch. I know it is tuff out there. Also get on the Benicia job notification email list. Just go to the city web site, set up profile and check the box for being notified for all open city positions. It does pay to be pro active, good luck
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 28, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Dude, I have a job and two businesses that I make money from. I am not begging you or anyone for anything. I am not breaking into your houses or selling any kind of drugs. What is this concern of you people about me getting a job. Take that concern and apply it to the African-American community. A lot of you people are in positions of authority and hiring(incompetent or not) but you have such power. The un-employment rate in the African-American community is double that of their white counter parts and in some places triple. Why is this? I will tell you one reason why!! Social Stratification, that's why. I mean just look at your own city and its' companies: Big O Tires, Safeway, Starbucks, Raggs, City of Benicia, companies down by the Clock Tower, Companies up in the Industrial Park area, etc, etc. So please take your concern for me(real or fake) and apply it to the un-employment problem in the African-American community. And thank you for being concerned about my well being, THAT'S MIGHTY WHITE OF YOU PEOPLE"!!!
Insider October 29, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Bobby, here is some info for you and to others looking for work; and what type of Business do you operate? City of Benicia is now accepting applications for the following position(s): Recreation Leader II - Youth Basketball League To view the full job posting for any opening at City of Benicia Web Site Click on a job title to view the complete job posting of any position listed. After you have reviewed the job posting, you can apply for the position by clicking on the "Apply" button and completing the online application.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 29, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I have two companies, one is a landscaping business and the other is a Rental Agency. They are all under my mother company called N.O.Y.D.B. (none of your damn business)!!! When I start begging and asking you for anything, then you have my permission to "Give a S....."! Otherwise stay focused on the real issue at hand here. Equal and fair employment, equal and fair housing, equal and fair pay for women, etc, etc!!!
Insider October 29, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Thanks for the information on your employment what's the name of your rental business for referrals. Glad you are employed and that you care for the underdogs of the world. It is good to care.
Insider October 29, 2012 at 07:39 PM
And the name as if your landscaping business as well, ok back to the topics, close race, but President Obama will serve another 4 years


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