As the Republican Presidential candidates fight for the GOP nomination, President Obama is getting slammed on all sides. While voters consistently say that the economy is the most important issue in this election, the Republican candidates are particularly critical of President Obama’s foreign policy. Both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney criticized President Obama for his stance on Iran's nuclear capabilities at the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) Conference earlier this week. Santorum was particularly critical of the President for apologizing for the Koran burnings in Afghanistan last month.
So how has Obama handled this criticism? What about other presidents? How do rival campaigns affect incumbents’ decision-making when it comes to foreign policy? We're joined by David Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent for our partner The New York Times and contributor to WQXR's "The Washington Report."