By Geneva Sands - 10/22/12 06:00 PM EDT
Monday night's debate, which will take place at 9 p.m. in Boca Raton, Fla., will focus on foreign affairs. Previous debates have included questions on foreign and domestic policy issues.
"[T]his was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal," says Obama in the video, a reference to climate change.
The 60-second ad then shows short television news clips about tension with Israel, escalating violence in Syria and a comment to then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev caught on an live microphone.
The Romney team concludes that Obama's foreign policy has "weakened" the standing of the United States around the world and left allies feeling isolated.
"At the 2008 presidential debates, Candidate Obama promised to implement a foreign policy that would protect our interests and allies abroad. But four years later, America stands weakened around the world, with our safety threatened, our allies increasingly isolated, and hostile nations emboldened," Romney campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Team Obama charged Romney with failing the "commander-in-chief test." A new television ad, released Monday, touts the drawdown of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and notes Romney's criticism of the troop strategy.
"A president has no higher responsibility than protecting our nation and its people, and Mitt Romney has failed to share any specifics about how he will rise to this challenge. On the most important foreign policy issues of our time: taking the fight to al-Qaeda, ending the war in Afghanistan, preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, strengthening our international alliances, and standing up to China, Mitt Romney consistently dodges the questions, offering bluster instead of substance," said a text statement released with the Obama video.