Horses & Bayonets Still Vital

The president mocked Romney on the strength of the US military, using his punchiest line of the night on to defend against a shrinking ship count for the Navy. We also have fewer horses and bayonets offered the president. But it turns out that horses and bayonets remains vital to our national defense.

You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916," Obama said. "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 under water, nuclear submarines," he said.