Horses and bayonets. Yes, you heard that correctly during Monday’s night third and final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. And, no, you didn’t fall into a time machine and end up in the year 1900. When squabbling about the size of the U.S. military force, the president delivered a one liner that sent Twitter into a wisecracking frenzy.
The exchange went a little something like this:
“You mention the Navy, for example, and the fact that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” Obama said. “We have these things called aircraft carriers and planes land on them. We have ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
We’ve collected some of our favorites 140 character cracks below. What horses and bayonets quip had you giggling? Tell us in the comments.
I just counted the bayonets. Obama is right. #debates