Foreign policy and the election

Today, we’ll talk about how tension between Islamists and secularists threaten the stability of the new governments in Egypt and Libya.

The unrest in the Middle East could also have an impact on the presidential election here. The Washington Post says that tension will test Obama.

The turmoil…offers an opportunity — a risky one — for Obama to appear presidential in the midst of the election campaign, to contrast himself with a challenger less experienced in foreign policy and to illustrate that being president is not just about being a steward of the economy.

On the campaign trail, according to a Rueters story, Romney has increased his criticism of Obama’s foreign policy.

“As we watch the world today, sometimes it seems that we’re at the mercy of events, instead of shaping events,” he said in Fairfax, a suburb of Washington.

Do the anti-American protests in the Arab world and the attack in Benghazi change your views of the presidential candidates?

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host