Campaigns Move Ahead After Week of Mideast Unrest
Mitt Romney the presidential nominee from the Republican Party will try to recover quickly from a difficult campaign week that was dominated by U.S. foreign policy. President Barack Obama is trying to balance his reelection campaign with the problems of anti-American unrest throughout the Muslim world.
On Friday, Obama attended the somber homecoming of the four Americans who were killed in the horrendous attack in Libya on the U.S. Consulate. While Obama was there, his political opponents were arguing they would have responded better and prevented the crisis from growing so much overseas.
Obama had to provide both compassion as the President and firm resolve as the country’s commander in chief to protect the many American interests overseas that have been besieged. Polls show that the majority of voters believe Obama is a steady leader in international affairs and that the most recent unrest overseas is a challenge for him to prove the confidence in him is correct.
Romney also faced delicate issues. With the recent momentum in the close race for the White House leaning towards Obama, Romney tried to keep up his campaigning without it appearing to divide the country and not appear to attack the president during a crisis.
Romney is attempting to reassure conservatives that his strategy for winning hinges on next month’s presidential debates. However, he also plans to unveil a hard push to increase his support amongst Hispanics and women, two key groups that both he and Obama are counting on to help win the election.
The weekend will be quiet for both Romney and President Obama, but both will be back campaigning heavily at the start of next week.