Mr. Romney is looking to bolster his foreign affairs credentials in the final weeks of the campaign for president. Bouncing with the first Presidential Debate, that he clearly won, he began focusing his attention on foreign affairs to show his knowledge, and credentials as well taking the opportunity to say that President Obama has engaged in passive leadership on foreign affairs especially in the Middle East. Romney linked last month’s deadly attack on The United States Consulate in Libya to a larger critique of what he described as a ‘failed leadership overseas,’ according to a Yahoo News report.

Romney used his speech before the Virgina Military Institute this morning, to double down on his criticism of the Obama administration’s response to the attack on Libya, which claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.  The Romney campaign is hoping to capitalize on what it believes is the Obama administration’s misstep in pointing to an anti-Islamic video as the trigger for last months attack as well as to whether the United states had received advanced warning of the possibility of an impending attack and might have been able to avoid it altogether.

The Horton Journal has maintained that Domestic affairs, the American economy, and Foreign Affairs are the President’s weakest points.  It is these issues that might make or break the election for either Obama or Romney. While the latest polls do not show Mr. Romney with a clear lead, there are two things that could hand Romney the election if the trends continue. One is that if his numbers continue to get closer to Obama’s, and the other is if Independent’s began a positive sway toward Romney.

It seems that the numbers are getting closer together, and that Independents are swaying toward Romney. Romney as a result is taking advantage of the surge. One mistake, or off-hand remark can bring unrepairable damage to Romney if he does not think it out before saying something on live camera.

By no means is this race over.  Obama is still in the lead, but he needs to regain the losses he’s had and become more aggressive in his campaign delivery. He will also have to show a strong presence at the next debate.  If he fails there, he might lose the election to Romney.

That’s my point of view…………I look forward to your insights and comments as well. Until then, ……….Have a great day, and as usual……………….God Bless America!



I am 62 years old. I've been blogging for several years. I am into History and Politics as well as currant events. The latter being the main issues covered on these pages. I was a Community Advocate for twenty years, and a volunteer aide in a State Representatives Office in my home state of Michigan. While I have basically ceased these activities, I still watch the world around me closely and report on it as much as I can, which I might add is often. I encourage comments on my Blogs. I only ask that we keep our opinions clean and without insults threats or intimidation. I hope you take time to read The Horton Journal, and look forward to your comments.
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