Did the presidential candidates even mention Europe in their "foreign policy" debate Monday night?
It seems national politicians have always paid little notice of some areas; Africa, South America, Australia. But I can't ever remember Europe being ignored.
You'd think the president would at least try to compare our economy and how it has fared over the past four years with Europe's. From a South Georgia perspective that would bolster his argument for re-election.
And though both Romney and Obama did ostensibly discuss the Middle East, Near East and China, it seemed they wanted to draw those discussions back to domestic issues, like whether improved schools in the United States would help us compete economically with China or if bringing troops home from Afghanistan would help us balance the budget.
The candidates seem to have focused their campaigns on just two or three major themes and appear to be unable to go beyond those themes.
It's too bad. They need to broaden the public's perspective on the world.
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