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Obama gives his strongest debate performance

In July 2008, Barack Obama snuck out of his house on the South Side of Chicago and made a secret trip to Midway Airport, where the then-Democratic presidential nominee boarded an unmarked Gulfstream jet for a flight to Washington and, ultimately, his first visit to Afghanistan.

Just over four years later, now-President Obama sat on the stage for his third and final debate with Mitt Romney and dissected his Republican challenger’s foreign policy views. He suggested the former businessman lacked the familiarity, consistency, and forward-looking approach to be an effective president.

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