Teachers unions, education records, small business initiatives, job growth and women’s rights were all on the table with only small references to the effect that these policies have on America’s role in the world.
After nearly 20 minutes of back and forth between the candidates on domestic issues, debate moderator Bob Schieffer tentatively proposed, “lets get back to talking about foreign policy.”
But it didn’t stop Romney and Obama from going at it again about the national debt and spending later in the debate.
And even the domestic policy part of this debate was been remarkably void of zingers that both conservatives and liberals tuned in to hear.
This is surprising especially given that Romney was supposed to dominate in foreign policy especially at the end of what has been arguably the most difficult two months on foreign policy in Obama’s entire Presidency.
Instead, when Obama said he wanted to talk about “nation building” here at home, Romney followed him down the rabbit hole and allowed Obama to run away from the failed foreign policy strategy of his first term.