Obama and Romney clash over Apple, Made in China

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Tuesday night’s feisty presidential debate covered largely familiar ground, as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney traded jabs over hot-button issues such as immigration, tax plans, and foreign policy. The discourse became more pointed toward the end, however, when moderator Candy Crowley confronted both candidates about the outsourcing of tech manufacturing jobs.

“iPad, the Macs, the iPhones, they are all manufactured in China,” Crowley said, citing low labor costs as a primary driver. “How do you convince a great American company to bring that manufacturing back here?” Romney, taking the floor first, responded with the following:

“The answer is very straightforward. We can compete with anyone in the world as long as the playing field is…

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