Campaign Trail: Foreign Policy
Romney starts focusing on foreign policy as Vice President Biden and Paul Ryan prepare for their debate.
Mitt RomneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got a new campaign line today. "Hope is not a strategy."
We first heard it in his foreign policy speech Monday. He argues President ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s policies have made the world more dangerous. "The risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the President took office," said Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential Nominee.
Romney promised to create one point-person to deal with the Middle East, Arm SyriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rebels, Sanction Iran if needed, expand the navy and push free trade.
Democrats weren't impressed: "If one of my students turned it in they'd get a C because he gave absolutely no specifics," said Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Polls are now split on RomneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s popularity. Pew has him up four points among likely voters, but Gallup says the positive jobs report gave President Obama a five-point boost.
Courting Hispanic voters in California, President Obama moves to Ohio today, claiming RomneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s debate performance was more style than substance: "What was being presented wasn't leadership. That's salesmanship. Governor Romney's plan is to let Wall Street run wild again but he's gonna bring the hammer down on Sesame Street." President Barack Obama
"The President has no new ideas..." Paul Ryan/ (R) Vice Presidential Nominee
Both vice presidential candidates are practicing for Thursday's debate.
Tracie Potts, NBC News.