The arguments were almost all about what are really domestic issues - what to do to make America stronger so it can lead even more in the world. Romney tried pulling the "Navy is the smallest since 1917" line in terms of sheer number of hulls; Obama countered by noting that we also have fewer horses and bayonets now compared to 1917, and that we have these things called aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines.
Unfortunately, nobody talked about global warming. No surprise, perhaps, but unfortunate none the less. When Bob Schieffer asked each candidate what the biggest threat to national security was, Obama said terrorism and Romney said Iran. I guess flooding in Florida isn't enough of a vote grabber yet.
Overall? No big game changing surprises here, or thus sayeth I. Now to go and see what the pundits think ...
 Okay, I made up the bit about apple pie.
 And now there's a Horses and Bayonets Tumblr!
Originally posted at http://edschweppe.dreamwidth.org/153334.html - comment wherever you please.