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Post-Debate Blogger Google Hangout: Who Cares About Foreign Policy? (VIDEO)

by Lindsay Ferrier on October 23, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Google Hangout
That's just one question our political bloggers discussed after tonight's presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy -- and it was a question that came up over and over again among moms chatting with us on Twitter and Facebook tonight.

Some moms say foreign policy is low on their list of concerns for this election. Others say the candidates' foreign policy plans are what they care most about. See what our bloggers had to say in our video on the matter -- after the jump!

From a possible war in Iran to whether we should be helping people in other countries when so many people are struggling here in America, we covered it all and then some tonight.

What do you think about the topics we covered? Let us know in the comments!

Filed Under: 2012 election


  • kelti...


    October 23, 2012 at 12:20 AM
    My take on foreign policy? When did America become the hall monitor of the world? We need to take our noses out of everyone else's business, let other countries learn to stand on their own two feet instead of looking to us to bail them out repeatedly, bring our troops (including my husband) home, defend our country from the inside, spend the billions of dollars we would save doing so into fixing the defecit and making our own country more secure, stop being so indebted to China, the Middle East, South America, etc for cheap manufactured goods and oil, etc, etc, etc. Whew. Feel free to disagree, that's what makes our country special.
  • OKgirl


    October 23, 2012 at 12:47 AM
    Totally agree, Kelticmom.
  • nurse...


    October 23, 2012 at 9:27 AM
    Thank you kelticmom. If the US woupd worry about itself instead of push its ideals on other countries and start unnecessary wars, we may not be trillions in debt. Go back to the foreign policy before the world wars of isolationism.
  • Procr...


    October 23, 2012 at 9:35 AM
    Kelticmom for president! I'd love it if we didn't have to follow you into war after dispute after disagreement. The US's military is way too big. You spend more than 17 first world countries combined.
  • Desti...


    October 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM
    The debate was a clear draw. Thank you Lindsay and ladies for another nice discussion. I will miss these!!! I think something needs to be put into the works for more google handouts on important subjects. Lastly, thank you, thank you, for leaving the stoner at home with her munchies this time!!!! ;-)
  • JAFE


    October 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    I care a lot about foreign policy but I felt a whole debate about it was a little too much. Neither one of them followed it anyway. Somehow, no matter who's turn it was, it got back to jobs and the economy which I think is much more important to us right now.


  • Sandr...


    October 23, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    M.r Romney had a great chance (again) to talk about our Military Men & Women, Dads & Mom's and a plan,  Nothing!   .

  • Guest
    -- Nonmember comment from


    October 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM
    Yes, women are too stupid to understand things like "foreign policy", and besides, it's like soooo totally booooring!

    So, don't worry your fluffy little brains about big words like that, flip the TV back to the Kardashians, and "all you need to know" is this one thing; those evil bogey men over on the other side are waging a "War on Women"(TM)!
  • forev...


    October 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM
    Economy triumphs over other issues I agree with Pres Romney when he quoted the former chief of staff Mullen' saying the Top National Security Threat is our Debt! America needs to be strong in economy in order to lead. We are the hope of the whole earth whether you care or not its the mantle that we have in America. We didn't ask for it but there we are. Sesame Street had been brought to you today by the letter O and the number 16 Trillion!!!
  • Tammy
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    November 6, 2012 at 12:15 AM
    I would like to add to Kelticmom's comments: 1) Let's become energy independent from foreign nations. That will significantly limit our involvement in international affairs. It will also keep us from getting into wars that are not our business or helping those who are hurting us simply because of their oil reserves. 2) Let's quit giving money to foreign countries. Period. If we do help a foreign country, by gum they better be 100% for us. Pay attention and know who our allies truly are. 3) Get out of the UN altogether and move them off US property. 4) Make sure we are providing for our needs, then help others. It's like being in any emergency, you cannot help those dependent on you if you do not take care of yourself first.
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