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Romney focuses on foreign policy as Biden & Paul Ryan prepare for debate

POSTED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 9:13am

Romney's got a new campaign line today.

"Hope is not a strategy."

We first heard it in his foreign policy speech Monday. He argues President Obama's policies have made the world more dangerous.

"The risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the President took office," said Romney.

Romney promised to create one point person to deal with the Middle East, Arm Syria's rebels, Sanction Iran if needed, expand the navy and push free trade.

Democrats weren't impressed.

"If one of my students turned it in they'd get a C because he gave absolutely no specifics," said Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Polls are now split on Romney's popularity.

Pew has him up four points among likely voters, but Gallup says the positive jobs report gave President Obama a five point boost.

Courting Hispanic voters in California, President Obama moves to Ohio today, claiming Romney's debate performance was more style than substance.

"What was being presented wasn't leadership. That's salesmanship. Governor Romney's plan is to let Wall Street run wild again but he's gonna bring the hammer down on Sesame Street," said President Barack Obama.

"The President has no new ideas..." said Paul Ryan.

Both vice presidential candidates are practicing for Thursday's debate.

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