WATCH: The Last Obama-Romney Presidential Debate

Bob Schieffer moderates the foreign policy debate held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Check out Mother Jones DC bureau chief David Corn talking about why this debate probably won’t be as pivotal as most pundits say. And Kevin Drum on the foreign policy version of “Moderate Mitt.” Adam Serwer writes that Romney hasn’t said exactly what he’d do with the State Department, but we can surmise it won’t be pretty. If you’re curious how Romney views the Israel-Palestinian problem, you can watch this. And for any remaining questions, head over to our reader’s guide to the foreign policy debate. 

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