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Who Won the Final Debate Between Obama and Romney?

The third presidential debate ended with sparring on foreign policy. Connecticut residents react in a Patch live blog posted Monday evening.

President Barack Obama and Candidate Mitt Romney duked it out in the last presidential debate on Monday, sparring on foreign policy issues such as dealing with a nuclear Iran, fair trade with China and the ongoing violence in Syria.    

Military spending was a main point of discussion repeatedly throughout the evening, while both Democratic and Republican candidates sparred on just how much spending the country should engage in.   

But while the sit-down debate, moderated by CBS’s Bob Schieffer, was supposed to be focused on foreign affairs, there still were momentary lapses when the discussion turned to domestic issues. Often times the canididates spoke about foreign military spending and the impacts it has back home.

Patch hosted a Live Blog during the entire debate, garnering several readers to comment as the event went on. We also drew in reactions from Twitter.

Here are just a few of the reactions:

Thomas:

Obama's biggest advantage in FP will be that Gov. Romney will have a hard time to explain what he would do differently in external relations with Iran or Syria. In Iran at least, we've laid down crippling sanctions that will (hopefully) negate the necessity of military action. If Gov. Romney advocates more invasions, he's going to come off as a new Republican WarMonger.

Tiffany:

"Go after the bad guys" Yea good job sounding like a 5-year-old.

Klair Waters:

Mitt is hitting hard and keeping Obama on topic.

Gerald:

I don't think Romney is taking this Seriously!

Thomas:

Governor Romney keeps criticizing for not "leading", but I haven't heard him suggest anything other than vague platitudes....

Klair Waters:

Mitt is right...there has been NO leadership for the last 4 years.

Craig:

Enough stories, what's there plan. A.B.C. on everything? So far they are not explaining how these promises will be carried out

Angela:

This is foreign policy, Mitt. Let's move on from your economy.

Tiffany:

Romney just said "human rights" doesn't that include WOMEN'S RIGHTS?? He's flip flopping

Sam:

Neither candidate has a good vision for our country. both just want to spend more on the backs of the taxpayers.

jay:

HaHa, a game of Battleship. Obama's on fire in this one

Thomas:

We have fewer cavalry brigades today than we did in 1865!

Sam:

Neither of them is in support of ending the wars. Why don't they just say that?

Jing:

Obama is pulling out all the guns

Klair Waters:

Let's all go to Walmarts and help build China's military and economic strength to peak performance.

Gerald:

Obama won this FINAL debate!

Guest:

Romney is still going to be our next president.

Sam:

I think Romney won, more class, less defensive. Obama came off like a brat

heretolearn:

So Romney just looks like a sleeze ball, everything he says he says with a smirk.

Gerald M. Gaynor October 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Mr. Obama, once again, revealed himself as a petty, angry little man masquerading as president. Due to his foreign policy our enemies don't fear us and our allies don’t trust us. His handling of the economy is apparent to anyone looking to sell their house, buy groceries or put gas in the car. No amount of spin makes the facts go away.
Tman October 23, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Very well said Mr Gaynor, could not agree more with you, I hope the minority voters will judge him by the contents of his character and not the color of his skin
LSD October 23, 2012 at 02:51 PM
don't count on that happening. They don't care what's happening as long as they all get their free Obama phone, they will vote for Obama. Who knows, maybe this year he stepped it up and gave them all an ObamaPad (Ipad). A woman was in the town hall yesterday asking for an absentee ballot for her mother with severe dementia so she could get 2 votes for Obama. The worst part about it is, the town hall gave her the application!
anon October 23, 2012 at 10:31 PM
but if she has severe dementia, she obviously does not have the mental capacity to make any decisions ... wow, and our town hall gave her the ballot??

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