This news has been hitting the wire about for a about a day now, and it will likely be a big topic during tomorrows debate.
Sources have indicated that Iran has announced it is now open to enter unilateral, one-on-one dialogues with The United States regarding its nuclear program. This has been the goal of Obama's administration all along, and potentially represents a major breakthrough in halting Iran's vying for nuclear armament.
Opponents, mainly Republicans, are arguing that Iran is just trying to buy its program time to progress further by faking potential compliance. They are also suspicious of the timing, this coming within weeks of the U.S election, saying that Iran would like to have to deal with Obama more than Romney for the next four years.
What do you think? Is this news good or a wild goose chase? The White House has not officially commented on this news, simply reiterating that it is their goal to enter these talks. Romney has not answered whether he would be willing to negotiate with Iran under these circumstances.
My own opinion: I think Romney's making a mistake by refusing to answer at all. People would rather see talks occuring than us go to war with Iran. This just gives more evidence to the suggestion that Romney is a hawk who would rather fight than negotiate.