Barack Obama may have officially won Lindsay Lohan over (if she doesn't change her mind again by November 6) after the final Presidential Debate, but he also may have lost the bayonet vote in the process.
While responding to Mitt Romney's charges that he isn't properly arming the Navy, the POTUS 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."
His off the cuff comment was meant to be a metaphor, meaning he focuses on the quality and capability of Naval ships, not quantity. However, some folks in the bayonet industry are deeply offended by the "ignorant" comment.
Arguing that soldiers still make good use of the hand-to-hand combat weapon, a representative from Bayonet Inc. believes they "are still distributed to the military all the time" and that President Obama "should get educated on it."
This guy also didn't vote for Obama last time and has no plans on doing so this time around, so maybe this is just a case of throwing salt in an open wound.
We have a feeling that even if the President used muskets or arbalests as an example of an outdated weapon of choice, somewhere, somehow a Romney supporter would have taken it personally.
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