Romney Continues to Debate Himself

Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page gives his take on "the chameleon's" recent performance. 

Getty Images

The Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page gives his take on "the chameleon's" recent performance.

President Barack Obama's final debate with Mitt Romney wasn't nearly as fascinating as the debate that Romney appeared to be having with himself ...

With foreign policy as the topic, Romney slid even further away in this debate from the self-described "severely conservative" posture he robustly embraced during his party's primaries and cozied up so ideologically close to Obama that you could hardly slide a paper ballot in between them.

He ballyhooed the need to arm the Syrian resistance fighters, for example, but ultimately agreed with the president that we shouldn't arm them until we know just who it is we are arming.

He emphasized the need to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon but nevertheless called for "peaceful and diplomatic means," as Obama has, and praised Obama's "crippling sanctions" as "absolutely the right thing to do.

Read Clarence Page's entire piece at the Chicago Tribune.

The Root aims to foster and advance conversations about issues relevant to the black Diaspora by presenting a variety of opinions from all perspectives, whether or not those opinions are shared by our editorial staff. 

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. 

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.
The Root 100 People's Choice Awards  
Sept. 19 2014 8:34 AM