Final Debate on Foreign Policy Included Some Domestic Issues…NCLR Weighed In

Last night was the third and final presidential debate for the 2012 election. We’re now in the final two-week stretch of this race and you can be sure the candidates will be working hard for your votes.

The topic of the final debate was on foreign policy and while NCLR’s work is primarily focused on civil rights here at home, there were some opportunities for us to weigh in. We’ve included the entirety of the debate for reference as well as the tweets we sent out during the debate.

What did you like most or least about the debate? Have you made up your mind? Most importantly are you ready to vote?! Election Day is Nov. 6.

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The debate started with a question on the Libya controversy. This complex issue is certainly deserving of more scrutiny, but you can have your say on it by participating in the election this year.

Despite the best intent of the moderator to keep the candidates on subject, they did veer off-topic. At one point they sparred on education, specifically common standards.

We’re a big supporter of Common Standards. It’s not very often that 46 states agree on one thing, so it’s key that we implement them fully and effectively. Not familiar with Common Standards? Let  us enlighten you!

For much of the rest of the debate, the candidates spoke at length about their foreign policy positions, occasionally getting quite heated with each other. Just before their closing arguments, the debate shifted to jobs. Jobs and the economy are the top concerns for Latinos, as they are with most Americans.

You can read the report here:

And, with that the final presidential debate was over. Well, almost over. The moderator, Bob Scheiffer, closed out the event with a plug for going to the polls.

Those were probably the most important words of the night! Latinos take heed. Your vote matters!

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