Obama To Romney: “We Have These Things Called Aircraft Carriers”
It’s not clear what century Mitt Romney believes we’re in.
“Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917,” said Romney. “The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We’re now at 285.”
“I think Gov. Romney maybe has not spent enough time looking at how our military works,” Obama shot back. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets because nature of our military has changed. “There are these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
“The question is not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships, it’s what are our capabilities,” Obama concluded.