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Recapping the Bayonet Battle of Boca Raton

Monday's final debate between President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney was to be focused on foreign policy, and largely was, but the place that horses, bayonets, aircraft carriers, submarines and other technology occupy in the nation's defense became the talk of Twitter after Obama brushed aside Romney's critique of his military spending priorities. 

Romney: "Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We're now at under 285...We're headed down to the low 200s if we go through a sequestration. That's unacceptable to me."

Obama: "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines."

 

Scroll down for a social recap of the debate with the help of Storify