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A sharper tone in second presidential debate

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/10/2012

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Paul West and Seema Mehta

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — In a town-hall-style debate that was supposed to focus on questions from ordinary voters, President Obama and Mitt Romney circled each other on the stage and engaged in finger-pointing displays, arguing over energy, immigration and the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Obama ducked a question from audience member Kerry Ladka about who in the administration had denied a request for extra diplomatic security in Libya, and why. But Obama seized an opening when Romney challenged the president's statement that he had described the incident as an act of "terror" on the day after the attack.
"Is that what you're saying?" Romney said. "I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror."
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" A sharper tone in second presidential debate", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2012. Consulté le 17/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/a-sharper-tone-in-second-presidential-debate