Presidential Debate 2012 Part 3: Full Recap

ABC's Karen Travers has the highlights from Monday's debate.
3:00 | 10/23/12

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Transcript for Presidential Debate 2012 Part 3: Full Recap
First it is eight. Busy day of campaigning for President Obama and Mitt Romney coming off their final debate last night in Florida. May third match up was meant to be a forum about foreign policy but some of the most pressing domestic issues somehow made their way. Into the debate this stage they both have their talking points and again until no matter what. ABC's Karen Travers isn't overtime where the two week countdown to Election Day is on. Good morning -- care. Good morning -- -- morning -- -- two weeks ago and last night. So really different debate in the -- we saw last week in New York President Obama and Mitt Romney really turned down the temperatures. Less interruptions less fiery exchanges but one thing they both did they tried and the -- that they do have key differences on foreign policy issues. President Obama took every chance he could to remind Mitt Romney and -- voters watching at home. That he's the one with experience on foreign policy but are you haven't been a position of. To actually execute foreign policy. Here's what I have learned is better check with Romney tried to neutralize the present him right out of the deal surprised I congratulate him on and taking out of some of the Latin. And going after the leadership and al-Qaeda. But we can't kill our way out of this mess. But the president kept up a steady garage door strategy. Previously has been one that has been all over the map. And is not designed to keep Americans safe or to bill -- helped him is that exist in the Middle East. It was a tricky balancing act does Romney begins on metal key foreign policy issues he's the Clinton Campaign trailer similar to those from the White House. On Syria he emphasized the US needs to take a leadership role in diplomatic efforts first and foremost I don't think there's necessity to put our military in Syria at at this stage he doesn't have different ideas. And that's because we're doing exactly what we should be doing. As expected the -- drifted from foreign policy to -- number -- issue on voters' minds. America must lead. -- for that to happen we have to strengthen our economy here at home. You can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job what we also haven't been able to do is position ourselves so we can start rebuilding America. And that's what my plan -- There are few undecided voters remaining and Robin sunny both campaigns say the majority of them are women. So last night President Obama in that Romney tried to focus on the domestic angles of their farm policies. In order to win them over -- -- the all important women's vote definitely -- playing that's for sure. And -- it's still incredibly tight race so what's the consent is out there who got the win. Brad I think you have to -- this when a President Obama he kept coming back to the fact that. He's the commander in chief he's the one has the experience he's the one that's been sitting at that desk. Making decisions over the last four years Mitt Romney tried to come after him but he was never really able to land the clean shots I think that's why -- to give President Obama the win. He -- in this debate -- with an advantage voters saw him. As better on foreign policy issues Mitt Romney has gained a little bit of ground. But the fact that he didn't do anything to shake up this that did viewers -- voters' opinions on that I think you have to give it to President Obama. -- will this change the dynamic of the race. -- it's unlikely it's gonna make any major impact you know we've seen at these debates have really made a significant. Dent in this race but that's because Mitt Romney had some down ground to gain and he did by showing voters. That he was presidential and he could fit that role you know the ABC news Washington Post while they cannot yesterday. Found that 37% of Americans have a better opinion of Mitt Romney after those first two debates but I don't think there's anything last night that you could say really gonna change things. President Obama came in -- on farm policy that -- in new much to shake that out. But of course fourteen days to go there and trying seeping get any momentum out of -- if they possibly. Yes indeed all right thanks a -- for that report appreciate it.

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