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Bill Scher (CAF, Liberal Oasis, Wait! Don't Move to Canada!) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Caller, MattLewis.org)

On The DMZ, Bill and Matt debate what the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya tell us about Obama’s policies in the Arab world. Has the Arab Spring been a positive or a negative development? Bill suggests neither Obama nor Romney wants to engage in a general debate about foreign policy. They disagree over whether it makes sense to compare Obama to Jimmy Carter. Matt argues that despite Obama’s post-convention bounce, the election will still come down to the wire. Plus: Are Obama and Romney introverts?

Recorded:Sep 14    Posted:Sep 14, 2012
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The DMZ | Sep 14, 2012 | Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis

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