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Debate Added Nothing New - Middle East as Foreign Policy Remains Unsolved

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 24, 2012 at 13:23

There seems to be an overwhelming sense of defeatism that comes in waves as the presidential election issues are would up before the election. The polls are about as trustworthy as the stock stickers are able to predict selloffs as to whom the nod for the presidency will be given. What has been lost in the media's inability find real reasons for one or the other candidate to be elected is any sense of what is really at stake – a sense of an America that needs to return to is originating values or be lost to history.

This latest debate did nothing to dispel that sense of loss. Dissatisfied with the apparent lukewarm performance of both candidates – each in his own way failing to muster a runaway argument in their favor – the remainder of the buildup to the election seems destined to be scrambling on the campaign trails to wrangle what votership that might be left to be gained as the perception of the middle ground vote still seems as elusive as ever. But there is talk of an 'October Surprise.' This is presumably some campaign tactic that, if thrown into the fray with implicit timing, there may be an expectation to turn the tide for its perpetrators.

Given that Candidate Obama's campaign does not have much to go upon for a record, then the premise of a promise that if elected, the next four years is going to be an extension of the last four, with amplification of Candidate Obama's Marxist socialist agenda to 'fundamentally change' America. Barring that 'surprise,' the Middle East continues through its process of unsettling circumstances as a proximal result of this observer's opinion that it all started after the Egyptian visit by Candidate Obama. There are ribbons of a connecting sort as all of the Arab unrest works its continuing process of aligning like mindedness and identifying the obstacles against the globalists' dream. This election will not solve that in either way it may play out.

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