For the third and final time President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney faced off for a presidential debate on Monday night, this time on foreign policy, and once again AOL had it covered on multiple fronts.
AOL LIVE STREAM:
For the fourth time -- including the vice presidential debate -- AOL live-streamed the debate on the 'Debates Center' which also featured a live blog with commentary and insights from AOL editors, AP and Twitter photos of the candidates, and observations from around the Internet. You can read the live blog and also watch the entire debate right here.
HUFF POST LIVE:
As usual our streaming news network ran wall-to-wall coverage and analysis before and after the debates.
Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis and pollster Frank Luntz shared exclusive analysis about five things to watch for in Monday's debate -- a debate they argued carried the most significance of any single debate since 1980.
During the debate, Daily Finance pulled clips of noteworthy exchanges:
In the debate's opening moments, Romney got right to congratulating President Obama for killing Osama bin Laden.
Obama later got a zinger in on Romney with his 1980s quip.
Obama responded to Romney's charge that he went on an apology tour through the Middle East
And the candidates sparred on how to deal with Iran
UNDECIDED VOTERS SPEAK OUT:
In our New York studios, Chris Kofinis in association with Frank Luntz's organization conducted a focus group with undecided voters who watched the debate and provided real-time feedback about which candidate's responses resonated with them most. Following the debate, Kofinis led the focus group in a discussion of the debate's key exchanges. One of the most resonant moments of the night was President Obama's quip to Mitt Romney that 'we also have fewer horses and bayonets.' Here's how the voters reacted to that crucial exchange.
HuffPost Politics once again ran a live blog featuring real-time coverage alongside editor insights, fact-checks of the candidates' claims, and polls from around the Web. They curated key moments from the debate including Obama's 'bayonets' remark, Romney's assertion that America 'can't kill its way out of extremist threats,' and a question that Romney managed to dodge at the debate's outset.
HuffPost Business fact-checked Mitt Romney's claims that repealing Obamacare would reduce the deficit and examined his stance on the auto bailout, in addition to taking a closer look at Romney's China investments as mentioned by Obama.
As a walk-up to the debate and in light of the scrutiny the previous moderators found themselves under, Patch questioned whether Bob Schieffer should operate as more of a referee or a journalist. During the debate, Patch maintained an active Twitter presence sharing photos and comments from viewing parties across their network.