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UPDATED: Montco Commissioners Shapiro and Richards Take to Courthouse Steps to Stump for Obama

In anticipation of tonight's final debate, Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards spoke in support of their party's candidate, President Barack Obama, today in Norristown.

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off tonight in the third and final presidential debate, this time on foreign policy. The rhetoric is expected to be heated, and most polls have the candidates in a dead heat following their earlier sparring matches. 

Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards took to the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse to vocie support their party's standard bearing, President Obama. The commissioners told those in attendance that when it comes to foreign policy, the president has the experience and the record needed to lead our country for the next four years.

"We are electing a commander-in-chief, someone who will keep America safe," Shapiro said. "All Mitt Romney has proven in this campaign is that he wants to politicize the issue of foreign policy. He is absolutely ill-equipped and inept when it comes to dealing with the serious foreign policy issues of this moment."

Republican Commissioner Bruce Castor emailed Patch with a response to his fellow commissioners.

"I respect my fellow commissioners very much," wrote Castor. "We are governing the county with fiscal restraint. Just the way Romney/Ryan will. But I admire loyalty."

According to PhillyBurbs.com, the Romney campaign issued the following statement about tonight's impending debate:

"Voters will have the opportunity to hear how Gov. Romney will lead the United States. Under Mitt Romney’s leadership, no friend of America will question our commitment to support them, no enemy that attacks America will question our resolve to defeat them and no one anywhere, friend or foe, will doubt America’s capability to back up our words."

Read more about the commissioners' take on tonight's debate at PhillyBurbs.com and check back with Patch later this evening for live coverage and analysis of the debate.

SMYRNA-X October 23, 2012 at 01:05 AM
What do these shills know about foreign policy? Nothing. Thier support is only for a guy with a "D" next to his name. Obama has been a complete failure on foreign policy. Relations with our allies is at lows, and outreach to islamic and enemies has been a disaster.
LibertyLover October 24, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Well said Smyrna - the Demorat party has been infiltrated by Commies and Socialists. Anyone who votes for a Demorat today is totally clueless about what a socialist future would look like. Who can blame the kids - they are being brainwashed in government schools. Hopefully there will be enough adults who can think clearly to evict Obama from OUR White House and ship him back to Kenya - if that is even where he came from...
Helen Nelson October 25, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I think Mr. Castor said it well!
Jack Minster October 25, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Agree, Helen. Bruce Castor is governor material.
Colter95 October 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM
The race in PA is really tightening up... Read on and learn some things you may have not thought about... http://obamalies.net/list-of-obamas-failures http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures/ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/patti-schmidt-list-of-obama-s-failures-is-long/article_7a139146-fec2-11e1-8e81-0019bb2963f4.html http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/08/obamas-foreign-policy-failures-catalogued.php http://www.facebook.com/notes/republican-security-council/the-top-10-obama-flip-flops-by-ari-fleischer/171275079638338 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100083104/the-u-turn-president-barack-obama-top-ten-flip-flops/ http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/23/fact-check-text-of-2008-romney-op-ed-debunks-obamass-auto-bailout-attack/ You see, it's easy to run on a slogan, like Obama did in 2008... Hope and change, baby... It's much harder to do once you have a record that can be reviewed... He also said in 2008 that if he didn't get the job done in four years, that it would be a one term deal... Well, he hasn't delivered, so time to let him keep his word... Romney/Ryan 2012

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