President Obama lacerated Mitt Romney Monday during their third and final debate Monday, repeatedly painting his Republican rival as wrong, reckless and inconsistent in world affairs. Romney accused Obama of being ineffective on the global stage — but in a surprise, he soft-pedaled several of his differences with Obama and even agreed with the President on a host of policies.It was, at times, a mirror image of their first debate nearly three weeks ago. Obama was the aggressor Monday night, eager to draw distinctions; Romney seemed content to make his points and run out the clock. “Governor, the problem is that on a whole range of issues, whether it’s the Middle East, whether it’s Afghanistan, whether it’s Iraq, whether it’s now Iran, you’ve been all over the map,” Obama said. Obama touted his experience as commander-in-chief, saying America needed “strong and steady leadership — not wrong and reckless leadership.” “I don’t see our influence growing around the world,” Romney countered. “I see our influence receding, in part because of the failure of the President to deal with our economic challenges at home.” Romney praised Obama for taking out Osama Bin Laden, but, he added, no matter how many terrorists are eliminated, “We can’t kill our way out of this mess.” The debate, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., and dedicated to foreign policy, kicked off a two-week sprint to Election Day with the contest statistically tied in national polls, but Romney with some wind at his back, a leftover from his first debate triumph against Obama.