5 Things Mitt Romney Must Do In Tonight's Foreign Policy Debate

Tonight's final debate should be fought on President Barack Obama's turf. He has the experience—presidents conduct foreign policy; corporate chieftains, even those at the top of the heap, do not. And he has the record—Osama bin Laden is dead, in case you haven't heard.

But there also is much in that record with which challenger Mitt Romney can take issue when he meets the president on the stage at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. He can take another shot at the president's dissembling on the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He can discuss China, the Middle East, Iran, Israel, and immigration.

But Romney must keep one goal in mind: His job tonight is not to deliver memorable haymakers. It is not even, in a sense, to "win" the debate. It is to show an American public far more focused on domestic policy that they can trust him to do a credible, consistent job on the one issue presidents handle primarily alone—and, if he can, to show President Obama has not succeeded.

How does he accomplish this? By stressing five key points.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at U.S. News & World Report

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