Tag: strong on defense
Furthermore, under Obama’s own plans, even if sequestration does not proceed, the USN’s cruiser, destroyer, and submarine fleets will decline precipitously below today’s already-inadequate levels, as documented by Ronald O’Rourke of the Congressional Research Service. Moreover, comparing ships to “bayonets and horses” and thus implying that warships are relics of the past is not just wrong, it’s demeaning for the Navy. So Mitt Romney is right: the Navy DOES need a lot more ships than it has today.
The Romney camp should poll focus groups in swing states (e.g. VA, NC, FL, OH, IN, PA, IA) on what they think of this or that potential VP candidate, including videos of them speaking and negative information that the Obama team would feed them with;