GOP Candidates Debate Security and Foreign Policy

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Gov. Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. (Win McNamee/Getty)

The GOP presidential candidates discussed foreign policy and national security during yet another debate on Tuesday night. The candidates attempted to subtle distinctions between each other in policies on Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Patriot Act, Iran, and Israel. Newt Gingrich, the current front runner, made waves when he suggested the party should not adopt an immigration policy that "destroys families that have been here a quarter-century."

Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, CEO of Christie Strategies, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush, give their analysis of last night's debate.


Ron Christie and Todd Zwillich

Comments [1]

Diane McNamara from Staten Island

Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated and the stuxnet virus used to damage their centrifuge. Yet to John Hockenberry sabotage equals bombing? Better break recheck the definition of sabotage.

Todd politics is not "fair". The Super Committee is a bipartisan fiasco. However, as President one of Mr. Obama's duties is to "lead". If he made any attempts to pressure committee members into coming to a deal - it sure has not been reported. It may not be "fair" but as the top guy President Obama gets the ultimate blame for this failure and the results.

Nov. 23 2011 10:58 AM

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