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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 23 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mike in Texas
Cedar City, Utah

He failed the audition. The etch a sketch did not work.

Salt Lake City, UT

For the first 20 minutes of the debate Gov. Romney sounded like a moderate, or even a conservative Democrat.

The problem of course is that virtually none of what he said squares with either his previous public statements about Afghanistan (or Detroit) or the positions that his party and his running mate are taking.

When Mr. Romney's senior campaign advisor Eric Fehrnstrom made that famous "etch-a-sketch" comment, who could have guessed how frequently or vigorously Romney the candidate would be shaking it? It was nothing short of incredible.

Did Mr. Romney support the President's position on Libya during Gaddafi's departure? The answer appears to be "Yes, No, and maybe - it depends on who's asking."

Did Mr. Romney support the plan for US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014? Again, "Yes, No, and maybe."

Is there anything different Romney would do with Iran beyond what is already being done? "No... sort of... maybe just do it more, but don't ask how that's supposed to work."

On and on it went.

Republicans, doesn't honest mean anything to you?

salt lake city, utah

This week is the 50th anniversay of the Cuban missle crisis. One of the historical lessons from this incident is that personalities and convictions matter in a President. The PBS documentary about Kennedy, Kruschev, and Castro and how their core selves nearly destroyed the world but saved it in the end..is enormously instructive regarding the two men running for President now.

Obama who stands behind Israel but has clearly told and demonstrated to Netenyahu that he needs to slow down and not rush to war..because war is the consequence of attacking Iran. Romney on the other hand has demonstrated no inclination at all to do anything other than follow Netenyahu into war. Despite his talk of sanctions on Monday he give no indication at all of cautioning Israel.

I know the election is about jobs, however, if Iran cuts off 20% of the worlds oil, and rains down missles on Israel what do you think is going to happen to a fragile world economy?

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