The NYTimes report Saturday that Iran has agreed for one-on-one direct talks with the U.S. immediately after the November elections over their nuclear program, has given Mitt Romney a huge opening for Monday night’s last presidential debate in FL, which will focus on foreign policy.
Backed by Netanyahu’s speech UN speech, Republicans believe they have a strong case to make, Ben Smith writes.
“This whole thing should be a gift for Mitt,” said a Republican operative who works on foreign policy. “It’s an embarrassing reminder of how little progress they’ve made on Iran and it comes on the eve of the foreign policy debate.”
“It’s a big opportunity, but there is a lot of risk after Tuesday night,” said another Republican, who is close to the campaign, referring to Romney’s Libya stumble last week.