It has been a tumultuous week for the US, as a deadly assault on its consulate in Libya resulted in the death of its ambassador to the country, Christopher Stevens.
The attack came amidst protests in the Middle East and around the world spurred by a YouTube film attributed to a California man mocking the Prophet Muhammad.
But did Obama and Romney think their foreign policies would be apart of this campaign?
Eric George put this question to Liam Quinn in East Lansing.
Eric George is studying a Graduate Diploma of Journalism at La Trobe University. You can follow him on Twitter: @ericpaulgeorge
Liam Quinn is a second-year Bachelor of Journalism student at La Trobe University, currently on exchange at Michigan State University. You can follow him on Twitter: @liamquinn23