This debate may not be greeted with the rapt attention that attended the other two. The foreign policy debate is fighting an uphill battle for relevancy not only because of the condition of our economy, the fight over our taxes, and the looming budget fiscal cliff known as sequestration. It is because, for those who remember other recent debates on international affairs, the gap between what was asked and what the winning candidate actually faced as president has been wide.
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help