It’s now happened at each of the three US presidential debates in 2012, a comment either made by or directed at Republican challenger Mitt Romney has lit up social media and blog sites overnight with jokes and memes.
At Monday night’s final debate, President Barack Obama responded to Romney’s criticism of his administration’s military spending.
“You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916,” Obama, speaking to Romney, said. “Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military’s changed.”
Obama added, “We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
A website emerged Tuesday called calvarymenforromney.com, which shows a medieval horseman carrying a Romney campaign flag.
The site is one of many takes on the debate. Here are 12 tweets and memes that make light of the Obama-Romney faceoff, including some from celebrities.
70% of the Chinese say they are better off than they were 4 years ago bit.ly/QNfhNmAt least someone has done well under Obama.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2012
Mitt's entire debate strategy: What he just said, but from a white guy— Bill Maher (@billmaher) October 23, 2012
Mitt apparently had no binders on foreign policy— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) October 23, 2012
Obama accuses Romney of trying to "airbrush history." Says the Whitewasher-in-Chief.— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 23, 2012
Thank god they finally cancelled “Presidential Debate.”That show was all over the place with bad wanna be Aaron Sorkin dialogue.— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) October 23, 2012