Wednesday, 24 October 2012

FURTHER RESEARCH


The Metro, Weds 24th October

The debate for the Presidential Election continues again in today's newspaper, following on from yesterdays Osama bin Laden spread. Barack Obama, as biased as I personally am, is amazing, and should be President forever. He has achieved things no other President has before, and with his witt, humour, singing and dancing skills and general charm has won over not only the United States of America, but Great Britain, Europe and most probably the rest of the world! This article is a brief summary of the final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Obama is powerful, dominant and serious and maintains the lead, saying that Romney has "wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map". He portrayed Romney to be all over the place with foreign affairs, whilst Obama is structured and planned as usual.

Key Points Raised:
- Romney does not want to withdraw troops from Iraq
- Romney thinks that Russia is the USA's biggest threat, not Afghanistan
- "Every time you've been offered an opinion you have been wrong" - Obama on Romney.
- Obama won the debate in Florida, "in which the pair clashed over the Arab Spring, Iran, Israel and the trade with China'. 
- Romney lashed at Obama saying the feuds in Egypt and Libya had caused chaos, whilst Obama came back saying that it was the "biggest whopper of the campaign" and he dominated and brought power back to the country by killing Osama bin Laden, promising to withdraw the troops at war and "mobilising the world to support sanctions against Iran"

A valuable piece of visual research I have found is a documentary I watched last year just after the killing of Osama bin Laden was successful. The video is based on Barack Obama and how he went about the attack, with interviews from himself, his seals and other valuable members of his team at the White House. It shows the entire event from planning and carrying it out, to the announcement to the world and the aftermath which was faced. It is over an hour long but is highly interesting and valuable for this topic particularily. It can be found here.


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