Romney Continues to Debate Himself

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

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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.

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