Barack Obama
  • Mitt Romney Has Failed the Commander in Chief Test

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement tonight on the final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida:

    “Tonight, the American people saw their commander in chief in President Barack Obama, and it’s more than clear that Mitt Romney is not ready to step into that role. The President didn’t just win; he dominated tonight’s debate because he was strong, clear, and steady—while outlining a real vision to make our nation safer and maintain America’s leadership in the world.

    “Mitt Romney, on the other hand, was incredibly unclear, uncertain, and unsteady. He endorsed President Obama’s foreign policy leadership so frequently that it looked like he was auditioning to be the President’s secretary of state. But that doesn’t change the facts—Mitt Romney was wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan, bin Laden, al Qaeda, Syria, Russia, and defense spending. Tonight’s 90 minutes simply cannot undo six years of being wrong on every major foreign policy issue. At each and every turn—including several times tonight—Romney has failed the commander in chief test.

    “The President said it best tonight: Mitt Romney would take us back to the foreign policy of the 1980s, the social policy of the 1950s, and the economic policy of the 1920s. Meanwhile, President Obama’s policies would keep building on the progress of the last four years—standing strong with our allies, maintaining our unbreakable alliance with partners like Israel, honoring our country’s veterans, doing critical nation building here at home, and moving America forward, not back.”

  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on tonight’s presidential debate

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on tonight’s presidential debate in Denver, Colorado:

    “Throughout this election, voters have been offered the clearest choice they’ve seen in a generation—and tonight, the contrast could not have possibly been any greater. During tonight’s debate, President Obama laid out his vision for continuing to move America forward with an economy that grows from the middle out, not the top down. We didn’t see the same specifics from Mitt Romney, and there’s one simple reason for that: if the American people knew the details on how Romney would accomplish his plans and policies, they’d go running in the other direction.

    “At no point tonight did Mitt Romney say how the math adds up on his $5 trillion tax cut favoring the wealthiest few and paid for on the backs of the middle class. He wants to repeal Obamacare but refused to provide a single idea to protect hardworking families from the worst abuses of big insurance companies, and his promise to do away with Wall Street reform was not accompanied by even one new rule he’d put in place to keep America’s consumers protected. Tonight, Mitt Romney made a full-fledged commitment to double down on the same failed policies that crashed the economy and brought the middle class to its knees—and that’s the very last thing the American people can afford.”

  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: President Obama Will Not Let Republicans Use Election-Year Politics to Turn America’s Support for Israel Into a Partisan Political Game

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today in response to efforts by the Republican Jewish Coalition to distort President Obama’s record of ironclad support for our friend and ally Israel, as well as the President’s steadfast commitment to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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