What Time is the Debate Tonight: At 9 PM ET Romney and Obama Will Clash in Final Debate
All eyes will be in Boca Raton, Florida, tonight at 9:00 p.m. (ET) as President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney will square off for a third and final time before Election Day.
The debate will be host by Bob Schieffer, host of CBS's Face the Nation, and it will focus on foreign policy, as the polls show an increasingly close race in which according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey Obama and Romney are locked at 47% nationally.
Both candidates also remain close in the Electoral College map where the Republican challenger has been able to close the gap with the president in a number of states thanks to a surge of support from different demographics including female and independent voters.
This time, Romney, Obama and Schieffer will be seated at a table (the same way Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan debated on October 8). But don't let the more intimate setting fool you, as the president and the former governor will surely clash over Libya, Iran, China and Russia with Obama describing Romney as erratic, while highlighting what the Democrats say is the president's "steady leadership" on the world stage.
Conversely, expect Mitt Romney to come out swinging and attacking the president for what Republicans say is Obama's weak foreign policy, and his propensity to "apologize for America." Romney will try to use the recent September 11 attack in Libya, as well as the administration's inconsistencies during the following days, to make Paul Ryan's point during the vice presidential debate: that we are witnessing "the unraveling of Obama's foreign policy.