Obama vs. Romney, Rd. 3: The Bayonet Battle of Boca Raton
NBC News takes you behind the scenes and gauges the temperature on the Web as President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney meet for their third and final debate in Boca Raton, Fla. For complete coverage, turn to http://NBCPolitics.com
Tonight's memes: Bayonets and beloved teachers
- Romney's attack:
- Obama's parry
- “But I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time looking at how our military works,” said Obama. “You mention the Navy, and how we have fewer ships than 1916. We also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. We have aircraft carriers; we have ships that go underwater; nuclear submarines.”
- Watch for yourself:
- Who doesn't love teachers?
- When the candidates veered into discussion of the American education system despite the debate's supposed focus on foreign policy, and Romney declared that he "loves teachers," moderator Bob Schieffer opined:
The serious stuff: Foreign policy give and take
- Memes aside, tonight's debate was to be focused on foreign policy, and it largely was. Here's a look at some of the topics covered.
America's place in the world