Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fewer Horses And Bayonets

I was mostly watching Game 7 of the Cards-Giants game last night - which ended up being a blowout, and hence one of the least exciting Game 7s ever - but between innings I was checking out the third and final Obama-Romney debate.

I'd have to say that Obama was both the 'card' and the 'giant' in that one, based on some of the commentary I've read this morning.  One exchange I did get to see was Obama's response to Romney's tired routine about how the current administration is planning 'devastating' cuts to the military, citing the decrease in the number of ships, for example, that exist today compared to 100 years ago.  The President had the perfect comeback to that:

"We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them.  We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines..."

That, Mr Romney, is what's known as 'being schooled.'  Following which, Mr. Obama says, "You're welcome.  And don't forget to do your homework next time!" 

None of which is likely to stop Romney from trotting that same meaningless statistic out some more over the next two weeks... but it really ought to.

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