Monday, October 8 2012, 10:33 AM MDT
Romney To Address Foreign Policy Monday
(KUTV) With one month until Election Day, Mitt Romney is gearing up for a major speech in Virginia. Meanwhile, President Obama is in California for a series of fundraising.
President Obama joked about his lackluster debate performance at a star-studded Los Angeles fundraiser Sunday night, where Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder performed.
“These guys perform flawlessy night after night,” he said. “I can’t always say the same.”
The president also accused his opponent of backing away from campaign promises. “Obviously the Governor knows a $5-trillion tax cut is not too popular,” said President Obama. “So, a few weeks before the election he is trying to pretend it doesn’t exist.”
Romney is in Virginia Monday for a rally and what is being called a ‘foreign policy address.’
Excerpts from the speech have already been released, showing that Romney wants a change of course in the Middle East – including tougher sanctions on Iran. Romney is expected to call on the U.S. to work with other nations to arm rebels in Syria with weapons that can defeat President Bashar Assad’s army.
At a rally in Florida on Sunday, Romney promised to be a strong international leader, if elected.
“I will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made American so strong,” he said.
The Republican nominee also took a shot at the President’s debate performance, saying “days later we are hearing excuses – and next January, we’ll be watching him leave the White House for the last time.”
Romney and the President have two more debates scheduled. Later this week, Vice President Biden and Romney’s running-mate Paul Ryan will face off in a vice presidential debate.
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