Frontrunners Edge Away from Bush
For the first time in the debate, the frontrunners are working to differentiate themselves from the current Republican president.
"I am not a carbon copy of President Bush," said Romney who advocated not just military might but also a more aggressive diplomatic effort. "We need to reach out not just with our military might...but also with our other great capabilities," said Romney.
Giuliani offered a more veiled criticism, noting that the Bush foreign policy might have put too much emphasis on election as a stand in for the bedrocks of democracy. "Democracy is only a theory if you are living in an unstable society," said Giuliani. He also cited his experience in making New York City safer as a blueprint for how he would handle foreign policy.
-- Chris Cillizza
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