To hear Republicans tell it, Barack Obama has been the weakest president on foreign policy since "Flinchington J. Craphispants," Jon Stewart pointed out on the Daily Show last night, so it was pretty shocking when Mitt Romney spent the entire foreign policy debate agreeing with Barack Obama. After a montage of Romney's "I agree" moments, Stewart said, "I think Romney's leaning Obama. Apparently Romney's one of this year's coveted swing voters."
Just how close were the two? Stewart composed an amazing "duet on Syria," cutting together Romney and Obama's answers to show that they were almost identical—at times down to the word. "What the hell was that?!" Stewart asked, lamenting that we only get "one model" to choose from on foreign policy. "At least we still get our choice of colors, but it's the same model!" He then pointed out Romney's flip-flops on things like the Afghanistan withdrawal date, the Iraq war, and Iran. Yet Romney's overarching theme of the night was… leadership? "Follow me!" Stewart quipped, "I'll be right behind the president."