Obama's comments concerning "horses and bayonets" was the most condescending and patronizing thing I've ever heard any politician direct at another. What in h*ll does "horses and bayonets" have to do with how big our navy should be? Obama thinks we are all so ignorant as to believe that Romney doesn't understand the structure of modern naval task forces? In fact, our over dependence on carrier groups has been criticized as a major vulnerability by none other than researchers at the Naval War College. Modern naval theory is developing the idea that a smaller, faster, more versatile, and more dispersed fleet is the only way to survive a modern war. Now, one cruise missile can take out a carrier and render the entire battle group ineffective.