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New York Times: ‘Romney Has Nothing Really Coherent Or Substantive To Say…’

In reaction to last night’s third and final presidential debate, the New York Times released an editorial blasting GOP candidate Mitt Romney‘s performance as incoherent, nonsubstantive, and unoriginal.

“Mitt Romney has nothing really coherent or substantive to say about domestic policy, but at least he can sound energetic and confident about it,” the editorial began. “On foreign policy, the subject of Monday night’s final presidential debate, he had little coherent to say and often sounded completely lost. That’s because he has no original ideas of substance on most world issues, including Syria, Iran and Afghanistan.”

The editorial board mocked Romney for sounding “as if he had read the boldfaced headings in a briefing book – or a freshman global history textbook – and had not gone much further than that.” They also hit his pleas for a “peaceful planet” as sounding “like a beauty pageant contestant groping for an answer to the final question.”

The newspaper praised President Obama’s performance, applauding him for “[keeping] up the attack at virtually every opportunity, showing no sign of the oddly disconnected Barack Obama who lost the first debate; while, on the other hand, Romney’s performance was “merely a sound bite.”

“Mr. Romney’s closing statement summed it all up. He said almost nothing about foreign policy,” the piece concluded. “He moved back to his comfort zone: cheerfully delivered disinformation about domestic policy.”

Full editorial here.

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