With the presidential race entering its final month, President Barack Obama’s campaign is trying to paint Republican nominee Mitt Romney as a fabricator on his tax policy and other issues, while the challenger is turning his attacks to the incumbent’s foreign policy.
The campaign has entered a phase where the electoral map has narrowed to as few as eight states, with two debates remaining between Obama and Romney and the lone vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan set for Oct. 11. That reduces the margin for error in a contest that has been close for the last four months.
Romney today will be in one of those states, Virginia –his fifth stop there in four weeks — to deliver a foreign affairs speech that will characterize Obama as a proponent of a policy that has allowed tensions, particularly in the Middle East, to fester and threaten U.S. interests.
“If America does not lead, others will — others who do not share our interests and our values — and the world will grow darker, for our friends and for us,