“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.”
Twitterers followed up with gags of their own. Here’s a collection of the funniest tweets during last night’s presidential debate.
wheezywaiter — This split screen is making it easy to imagine a Romney/Obama Siamese twin.
Andy Borowitz — Both candidates’ use of the numbers 1 through 5 underscores the importance of keeping Sesame Street. #debate
Ben Greenman — Romney: “I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses.” As groovy as that would be.
azizansari — “What are you guys going to be for Halloween?” #BetterDebateQuestions
@BoobsRadley – “Spending a lot of time trying to decode Mitt’s obvious morse code blinks but they don’t make sense! What’s “KILLP OORP EOPLE” ??? #debates
@rolldiggity — “Oh I get it. Humans laugh when they’re furious.” – Alien watching the debate
@chrisrockozThe way Romney cuts off Jim Lehrer, you’d almost maybe get the idea he’s an entitled rich guy who gets everything he wants. #debate
@hereinid — I have to admit they’re both pretty handsome. I’m waiting for the swimsuit competition to decide. #debates
@RonanFarrow — Jim Lehrer’s contribution to this debate appears to be waving his cane and mumbling “you meddling kids!” every fifteen minutes.
@prodigalsam — “Did I mention I killed Bin Laden?” – how Obama should end every point
PeterLandau — Our presidential candidates should be doping. This debate would be greatly improved by performance-enhancing drugs.
@JennyJohnsonHi5 — I’m voting for the first one who makes the jerk-off motion while the other one is talking. #Debate
@YUCKYBOT — I feel like the middle-class is a sad child laying in bed listening to his parents’ muffled arguments in the other room. #debates
Jon Mooallem — Chose the baseball game. Somebody’s actually going to win that.
@ConanOBrien — Romney prepped for tonight’s debate by debating with a man whose views differ radically from his own: himself from 8 years ago.
BradMcCarty — According to Twitter, the Giants are leading Mitt Romney in game 3.