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President Obama's UN Speech, Governor Romney's CGI Speech

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blake Hounshell, managing editor at Foreign Policy, reacts to President Obama's last UN speech of his first term.

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Blake Hounshell

Comments [5]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Romney may have left his dog on the roof of his car, at least he didn't eat the dog as Obama did in his earlier life.

Sep. 25 2012 12:21 PM
Amy from Manhattan

The other difference btwn. Obama's & Romney's characterizations of the Israeli-Palestinian situation is that Romney made a blanket statement that "Palestinians have no interest in peace," not that some factions don't want peace negotiations.

Sep. 25 2012 11:59 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

I usually don't buy into the reactionary right-wing talking point that Obama is "too busy apologizing for America" but the tone of his speech was not assertive enough, Obama spent too much time trying to rationalize with the irrational.

He did not hold the Egyptian government's feet to the fire, on their lack of action in protecting the US embassy or say - the clear terms, that the killing of our diplomats is unacceptable.

Sep. 25 2012 11:58 AM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

Whatever, whatever...listen if Romney wants to be President...I think a BASIC requirement is that he is smart enough to know why airplane windows don't open
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/09/romney-wonders-why-airplane-windows-dont-open.html

Maybe he's just too dumb to be President

Sep. 25 2012 11:58 AM
Kate from Washington Heights

I thought it was a FANTASTIC speech. He was classic Obama: addressed the issue head on and got it just right.

Sep. 25 2012 11:50 AM

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