“Horses and Bayonets”

In tonight’s debate, Obama and Romney were supposed to discuss foreign policy issues. They did, in a sense, but they also brought up their standard talking points on domestic issues again and again, with hardly any interference by moderator Bob Schieffer.

Overall, a lot of important foreign policy topics weren’t discussed (e.g. war on drugs, foreign aid, Africa, drones, international cooperation regarding climate change and energy).

The most memorable moment of the debate came when Obama replied to Romney’s criticism that the US has an insufficient number of military ships. To this Obama said: “We also have fewer horses and bayonets (…) We have these ships that go underwater. (…) We have these things called air craft carriers”

Here’s a collection of tweets from this debate.

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