During the last two presidential debates, Republican challenger Mitt Romney unleashed internet obsessions around his “love of Big Bird” and “his binders full of women.” However, Monday night, it was Barack Obama who delivered the evening’s only meme-worthy line.
The president responded to Romney’s claim that the US navy is now smaller than at any other time since 1917 with his first real zinger of the debate season:
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.