POLL: Who Won the Final Presidential Debate?

President Obama and former Governor Romney tackled foreign policy in the final debate. Who do you think had a better vision of American power overseas?

President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney met for a final debate Monday night, spending 90 minutes focused on foreign policy. The Tampa debate is the last of this election cycle.

Who do you think won the debate? Did one candidate put forward a better vision of America's role in the world, or did you find the exchange less than useful?

And after three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate, did you hear anything that cemented your choice or changed your mind? Tell us in the comments below.

raymond October 23, 2012 at 03:04 AM
romney won easily. do you how i can tell obama is lying his mouth is moving
Ogechi October 23, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Romney won? HA!!! Look at the polls REPUBLICANS!! OBAMA WON THEM ALL!!!!! Finally people don't have Romnesia anymore. We are all getting the cures from Obama care ...... what Romeny said he was going to take away if he were elected president.
Deborah October 23, 2012 at 03:21 AM
President Obama won, no contest!
Withan Lemmon October 23, 2012 at 03:22 AM
I guess the cure for Romnesia is brainwashing. No thanks. I believe Romney won the final debate.
Chris Helms (Editor) October 23, 2012 at 04:21 AM
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Bob Samson October 23, 2012 at 05:54 AM
yogasong October 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Since when does Rope a Dope win a debate? Obama easily won this one.
Lisa October 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM
President Obama showed, again, that he is a thoughtful, reasonable human who does not speed yammer from one position to the opposite. "Sending young people into war is a last resort, NOT a first one," he said. Stop Romney's reckless and wrong foreign policies.
William Dawes October 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Fascist-Corporatist Left or Fascist-Corporatist Right? I choose neither. Don't forget - the lesser of two evils is still evil. Want to learn the truth about our economy? Read The Burning Platform. Google it. Written by an administrator at The Wharton School at U Penn. Want to learn the truth about our government? Read PrisonPlanet. The pieces of the control grid the government is setting up will begin to make sense - NDAA, the Executive Orders, the Urban Military Helicopter Drills, the DHS buying 1.2 BILLION bullets, etc.
BostonUrbEx October 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM
I love you. "Fascist-Corporatist Left or Fascist-Corporatist Right" = dead-on assessment of the two candidates.
William Dawes October 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Politicians are not elected, they are SELECTED. The ruling power elite give us two candidates that they select, and the people are encouraged to argue and fight over "our" candidate to distract us from the truth of our situation - that the Constitution is being steadily eroded so that we can be returned to a state of Neo-Feudalism, the favored state by the Oligarchy. Has no one noticed that Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, was not allowed into these debates, and in fact she was arrested outside of the 2nd debate? Has no one noticed that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, was not allowed into these debates? We are given a very narrow spectrum of political discussion in these debates. But, hey, we love our theater, don't we? We are living the matrix. You can feel it when you pay your taxes. When you are groped at the airport. When you vote for "your" candidate. When the police herd you into "protest zones". When you listen to the mainstream media. I hope you enjoy your debt-servitude. Kiss your liberties goodbye. Your children will never know what they lost.
Michael October 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM
True to form, Romney supporters are incapable of forming cogent sentences. Thank you Jose and Raymond for your articulate observations. Have some more Tea. I believe the President did better, and made a number of successful points. E.g., the nature of modern warfare and the lack of need for an expanded Navy which Romney curiously supports. Romney tipped his hand with his comment that Syria is Iran's only route to the sea. Aside from the fact that they aren't even contiguous countries, Iran's southern border fronts the Persian Gulf, and the Arabian Sea.
ctown11 October 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I'm pretty sure even democrats said Romney won the first debate. But ok.
William Dawes October 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable…” ― H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Third Series “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” ― H.L. Mencken
ctown11 October 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM
"Attacking me is not talking about an agenda."- Mitt Romney
William Dawes October 23, 2012 at 12:38 PM
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting. ~ Charles Bukowski
j k01 October 23, 2012 at 01:12 PM
A more presidential-appearing Romney last night edged out a petulant-appearing Obama. Looks like Romney and Brown may even turn MA Republican in two weeks time with aid of the western parts of this state.
Karen Kast October 23, 2012 at 02:27 PM
IF Mass becomes Republican I am moving Obama won the debate last night & he will win the election on Nov 6th
ctownBOS October 23, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I am an Obama supporter, but I think Romney one the 1st debate, Obama took the second (but only relative to the first so really a tie), and Romney won last night. I was disappointed in the President continuing not to act Presidential. He used immature attacks to try to make a point (eg. horses & bayonets, boats that planes can land on and boats that go underwater). He came across not as a President, but as a challenger on the ropes. Big let down. And he sneered all night which was uncomfortable to look at. Hate to say it, but Romney looks the better choice by a long shot. Only hope I got is that Romney does have a better plan than what is happening to the economy under Obama now and Romney turns the ship around.
Joseph October 23, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I hope Romney wins, because I feel very confident that he can fix this fiscal fiasco that the USofA is currently enduring. That he'll be able to get democrats and republicans to work together. That he'll actually make the tough decisions that Obama has yet to make. And...wait for it...pass a budget for once! Should Obama get reelected, I hope he's learned that what he's been doing hasn't worked, that he must work with both parties to get things done and does whatever necessary to fix our economy before we go through what the EU is currently dealing with. I'm also tired of both parties continually vote party lines. They all need to put their egos in check and start doing what is best for us instead of what is best for their own personal agendas. Maybe it's time to start voting out our Senators and Representatives that have been in office more than 3 terms? Just a thought.
yogasong October 23, 2012 at 02:57 PM
William Dawes -'good points - selection vs election.
helen cox October 23, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Romney has opposing positions on almost every issue so who is the "true" Romney? What does he really believe; what ever happened to integrity? There are serious problems in this country (and the world), we cannot hv a leader who doubletalks the voters and shows his contempt by lying to them. We need a leader who can inspire, whom we can trust. Romney is NOT that man.
Bob Samson October 23, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Krauthammer: Romney Won Unequivocally; Obama's Responses Were Petty http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/22/krauthammer_romney_won_unequivocally_obamas_responses_were_petty.html
Jack Litwinsky October 23, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Stop this madness The President should stay RoMoney will say anything the whiteman wants to hear to get them back in the house . It's his dream Please don't lose site of the progress that we made. Avoiding the Bush policy of the past move forward with Obama !! It was clear Obama will keep us safe and strong.Romoney will have us in more conflicts with the likes of China.....
Ajax October 23, 2012 at 07:13 PM
"RoMoney will say anything the whiteman wants to hear to get them back in the house" Racist.
Joseph October 23, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Ahhh... the race card has been played. "...will say anything the whiteman wants to hear to get them back in the house" Exactly what Twitter handle are you Jack? http://www.infowars.com/obama-supporters-continue-threats-to-riot-assassinate-romney/
Joseph October 23, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Ahhh... the race card has been played. "...will say anything the whiteman wants to hear to get them back in the house" Exactly what Twitter handle are you Jack? http://www.infowars.com/obama-supporters-continue-threats-to-riot-assassinate-romney/
realinfo October 24, 2012 at 02:12 AM
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Darla October 24, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Romny, is only out for the rich only and not the poor and if he get to be president we are all going to be in a mess. wages will drop gas will go up and taxes, think about this people.
Cora Roelofs October 27, 2012 at 06:05 PM
It wasn't democracy that won, that's for sure. The collusion by both Democrats and Republicans to exclude other candidates from the debates is a outrage. All I see is Democrats and Republicans screaming with their ears stopped these days. That doesn't help democracy. Take a breather and watch the final "Third Party" debate here on RT at 9:30 EST on 10/30. Dr. Jill Stein (Green) and Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) debate on foreign policy live.


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