The Republican presidential candidates’ heavy emphasis on immigration spilled out into their latest debate (NYT), featuring questions relayed via YouTube. Foreign policy questions did not make the candidates depart from that familiar theme– they spent the first 20 minutes of the debate answering questions relating to the issue. In fact, the Republicans were not asked about almost any foreign policy topic other than immigration and Iraq last night. Even Iran, a favorite focus of rhetoric in this campaign, was only mentioned once in the entire debate, in passing. Pakistan was not discussed, despite recent upheaval there.
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