Voters who tuned in to Monday’s presidential debate presumably wanted to know how more about how the two candidates for commander in chief might handle the challenges that will inevitably arise abroad. Remarkably, the foreign-policy-themed debate managed to write off most of the world. The fate of the euro, the pace of global climate change, and the machinations of Mexican drug cartels will affect the US economy. But if it isn’t happening in the Muslim world, debate moderator Bob Schieffer’s choice of questions seemed to suggest, it’s of little consequence or interest to Americans.
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