Paul Ryan

Ryan Doesn't Understand Obama's "Horses and Bayonets" Comment

Confused by the comparison the President was making

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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says that he can't figure out what President Barack Obama meant when he mocked Mitt Romney's complaint about the Navy's smaller fleet of ships by saying "we also have fewer horses and bayonets."

During the third 2012 presidential debate, Romney had criticized Obama because "our Navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission, we're not down to 285. We're headed down to the low 200s if we go through a sequestration. That's unacceptable to me."