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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Obama To Romney: 'Yes, We Have Fewer Ships Than 1916 – But Also Fewer Horses And Bayonets' (VIDEO)
As usual, Multiple-Choice Mittens Romney is operating from a few centuries back. The good news is this time Obama called him on it!
And the audience, sworn to silence, laughed at the horses and bayonets retort - which has since gone viral:
President Obama told Mitt Romney that he was out of touch on his criticism of the current military structure, at the foreign policy debate.
"But I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works," said Obama. "You mention the Navy, and how we have fewer ships than 1916. We also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. We have aircraft carriers; we have ships that go underwater; nuclear submarines."