Obama, Romney Campaigns Focus on Foreign Policy

Reactions to the Muslim protests, violence could impact voter's moods.
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Thank you, mohammed. These metastasizing protests have thrown the obama administration into crisis mode. And they're mourning the dead. President obama and a shaken hillary clinton, welcoming home the bodies of the four americans, killed in the attack on the consulate in libya. ♪ four americans, four patriots, they loved this country. And they chose to serve it and served it well. This has been a difficult week for the state department and for our country. It is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. And god bless the memory of these men who laid down their lives for us all. May god watch over your families and all who loved them. And may god bless these united states of america. And so, now the big question is what does the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire. Abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. David, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this. Reporter: Lama mentioned already, that more reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. The president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, I'm told, talking to the leaders there. Saying it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. Those are the two big things you'll see. The president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. Since this jump, the crisis had a real political overtone. How is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? Reporter: You know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. He's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. Some of his national security credibility is on the line, depending on where the situation goes over the next couple of weeks. Mitt romney was very critical early in the week. Yesterday, he said nothing about it. He did not renew his criticism. He left that to surrogates, paul ryan and others. The's a new ad out, as well, that says the president was campaigning while these attacks were going on. So, it has become political football, from the moments that even before some of these attacks broke out, dan. David kerley at the white house this morning. We'll have much more on how this white house could impact the presidential election tomorrow on abc's "this week."

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