In watching the final debate regarding foreign policy, I watched Mitt Romney confuse Iran with Iraq, trip over his words and bring up old ideas. We are living in the new millennium and one cannot trust a man who is out of touch with Americans (let alone military members). Indeed, Mitt was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, later dodged the draft, and has reversed his position on every political issue in America.
On a side note: How can military morale be boosted knowing that Romney dodged the Vietnam War draft to begin with?
President Barack Obama sparked an onslaught of social networking when he referenced “horses and bayonets” in Monday night’s third and final presidential debate. “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed,” Obama said, after Gov. Mitt Romney jabbed the president for, he said, overseeing a Navy that is smaller than at any time since 1917.
Roger Simon of POLITICO had a wonderful opinion that pretty much nails how I feel. I especially enjoyed the “horses and bayonets” comment President Obama replied with when Romney tried to discuss old ideas ranging from the 1917′s to the 1980′s. These debates tend to get monotonous from time to time and the audience needs to liven up every now and then when discussing such serious matters.
“Obama chose a good evening to be good. Having learned his lesson in Denver, having sharpened his skills at the second debate in Hempstead, N.Y., Obama unloaded on Romney in Boca Raton with a prepared theme: “Wrong and reckless.”
“I know you have not been in a position to execute foreign policy,” Obama said snidely to Romney. “But (yours) is wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map. It is not a recipe for American strength or keeping America safe.”
And what could possibly be worse than being wrong and reckless with American lives?
Being like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney!
…. And Obama’s prepared lines had a boom-lowering quality to them. Romney has frequently complained that our Navy has fewer ships now than in our past.
“We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” Obama mocked, pointing out that time moves on and presidents must do more than play giant games of “Battleship.”
Was the evening enough to be, in the now-favorite term of the press, a “game changer”?
Perhaps. Perhaps not. But Schieffer ended the debate by quoting his mother. “Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong.”