President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for the last of their Presidential Debates last night at Lynn University. See pics and highlights inside....
Last night, Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida played host to the last of the Presidential Debates. And President Obama revealed just how Mitt Romney is attempting to go back to the foreign policy of the 1980s, social policy of the 1950s, and economic policy of the 1920s. The President added that his policies would build on the progress of the last four years, honor our veterans, do some nation building here at home, and move us forward.
During an awkward moment, President Obama called out Mitt Romney for not knowing how the military works. When Mitt said we have fewer ships in the navy than in the 1960's (as a jab at Obama), Barack countered by saying "We Have Fewer Horses and Bayonets" too. His point, was times have changed and so have our capabilities. Qaulity and efficieny trumps quantity. We also now have drones, submarines and unarmed vehicles that do the work of several "ships". A forward thinking Commander-In-Chief would know that.
Later, President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina spoke about the debate saying,
“Tonight America saw its Commander-in-Chief and someone who’s not ready to be Commander-in-Chief. President Obama dominated tonight’s debate because he was strong and steady and outlined a clear vision to make Americans safer and maintain our country’s leadership in the world. He demonstrated that he knows a President has only one chance to get it right – and Mitt Romney has failed the Commander-in-Chief test every single time, including many times tonight.
Romney was unclear, uncertain and unsteady, and his policies are reckless and wrong.President Obama will build on the progress of the last four years, honor our veterans, do some nation building here at home, and move us forward, not back to the same dangerous policies that crashed the economy and crushed the middle class.”
In the audience......
FLOTUS Michelle Obama supported the President while wearing a grey lace embellished Thom Browne dress.
At the end, President Obama greeted the entire Romney family, especially his young grandson.
Watch the debate here:
Photos via FilmMagic/Reuters/AP