“Fewer Horses and Bayonets” – Third Presidential Debate – Elections 2012 – Politics Informer Video

President Obama criticized Mitt Romney’s take on the size of the United States Navy in relationship to military spending.
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  1. Gato, I don’t want to go back and forth on semantics but you shouldn’t say Obama doesn’t know what ships are. The aircraft carrier is beside the point. We also need air and undersea vehicles more than we need ships.

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  2. Our Navy, from a purely numerical standpoint, was actually at its height in 1865, at the end of the Civil War. However, Naval ships back then were literally two canoes strapped together, manned by two soldiers, with a canon and one match.

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  3. Umm, we have MORE bayonets now than in 1916, and there are more on order.

    Obama seems to think that submarines, and aircraft carriers aren’t ships. They are.

    We have less of pretty much everything. Our stuff is the best, thanks to the much denigrated military industrial complex, formerly the Arsenal of Democracy. but the military has a saying, “quantity has a quality all it’s own. At some point you get mobbed, even if the other side takes more casualties than you do, they still win.

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  4. So memorable. Sarcastic. Funny. This moment energized the liberal base. Showed the other case why Obama was most popular and serious about his job.

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  5. I’d love to see any evidence you have to support that claim. I’m open to the fact that you may be right, but I’m not going to just take your word for it.

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  6. You realize he said “We have FEWER horses and bayonets.” Not “We don;t use bayonets.”

    Pay attention before you comment. (don’t care if this was a month ago, just wanted to say it.)

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  7. I voted for Obama, but I don’t think you’re comment should have been voted down. It was a straight fact, nothing that doesn’t deserve to be seen. Also, thank you for serving. I have nothing but respect.

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