Today at the UN general assembly in New York, Hillary Clinton met with the leaders of four countries where anti-American protests have broken out, including Libya where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other americans were killed.
While secretary clinton met with world leaders, while President Barack Obama was noticeably absent. He scheduled no one-on-one meetings today with foreign officials.
Mitt Romney, meanwhile launched a new and aggressive attack on comments President Obama made to 60 minutes, in which he called the recent unrest in the middle east "bumps in the road:"
Is the criticism fair game or is it, as the white house calls it, "desperate" and "offensive?"
Outfront tonight: Colin Kahl, a Obama campaign foreign policy surrogate and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for the middle east.
Romney on battleground stump jabs Obama on foreign policy
Foreign policy drove the presidential campaign on Monday with Mitt Romney jabbing Barack Obama on overseas tensions ahead of the president's speech to the United Nations.
The Republican White House challenger used a campaign stop in the battleground state of Colorado to question Obama's handling of international affairs, considered a strength for the incumbent heading into the November election.
Romney keyed his attack around an interview aired on Sunday during which Obama said recent unrest in Libya would not prevent the country from developing a functioning government that adequately represents its people.