Mr Romney stated that the US Navy has the fewest ships it’s ever had since 1916. Below is President Obama’s rebuttal.
“I think Governor Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time looking at how our military works,” President Obama said. “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,” he said.
“We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines,” he continued. “So the question is not a game of Battleship where we’re counting ships. It’s: ‘What are our capabilities?'” – President Barak Obama Oct 22, 2012