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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In the Navy

It may rank as one of the best put-down lines in recent presidential debates.

When Mitt Romney blasted Barack Obama for leading a Navy "at levels not seen since 1916," Obama was ready:
“Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed,” he said. “We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
Romney, who earlier this year labeled Russia, not al Qaeda as our biggest threat, knew he had to back away from stances he has taken this year that implied he would US troops to support rebels in Libya and Syria.

Pundits who watched the debate suggested Romney was a weak tea version of Obama, essentially agreeing with him while trying to pick nits on the policies that have been carried out.

That's because Obama has the ultimate weapon he will likely to use more in the final two weeks of the campaign to highlight the administration's accomplishments:
"Bin Laden is dead: GM' is Alive"

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