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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney sparred in the third and final presidential debate Monday night, in a contest that saw CBS’ Bob Schieffer question the candidates on a number of weighty foreign policy issues.
But Hollywood focused on what it saw as the comedy of the debate — from Romney promoting his website to Obama zinging the GOP challenger’s military budget by saying our military no longer needed horses and bayonets.
Below are some of Hollywood’s best tweets from the debate.
— Anika Noni Rose (@AnikaNoniRose) October 23, 2012
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) October 23, 2012
I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 23, 2012
“What are you guys going to be for Halloween?” #BetterDebateQuestions
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) October 23, 2012
All jokes aside, Mitt really does have a soothing voice. He should do a Christmas album.
— Wilson Bethel (@WilsonBethel) October 23, 2012
Been recording, have we startedWW3 yet? #debate
— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 23, 2012
mitt should consult his binders full of women and ask them about foreign policy. clearly he needs HELP
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) October 23, 2012
When asked how to cut defense spending, Romney said to look at his website for his plan. That didn’t impress Will.i.am and others.
Moderator: Romney how are you going to pay for bigger military???? Romney: ahhhhh ummm go visit my website…wow
— will.i.am (@iamwill) October 23, 2012
Really hoping Romney spends rest of debate asking me to check out his web site, just so i can feel like i’m at an indie-rock concert.
— The Gregory Brothers (@gregorybrothers) October 23, 2012
Boom! Ya ur website suxx bro
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 23, 2012
Where’s the money gonna come from Mitt? Unbelievable.
— Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) October 23, 2012
The president hit back after Romney said the U.S. Navy was less prepared than it was in 1916, because it now has fewer ships. Obama responded “we also have less horses and bayonets,” because of the changing nature of military technology. A number of stars seized upon that moment.
We wouldn’t have less horses and bayonets if blacksmiths and bayonet makers had a public union behind them. #debate
— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) October 23, 2012
Mitt can’t stop thinking about bayonetting a horse. #debate
— A.D. Miles (@80miles) October 23, 2012
Israel — and the threat a nuclear-armed Iran might pose to it — was a hot topic in the debate, with Romney saying the last four years had largely been wasted when it came to stifling Iran’s nuclear ambitions. That prompted this tweet:
This Christmas Neiman Marcus is selling maps without Israel.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) October 23, 2012
A number criticized Romney for what they viewed as repeating what Obama had already said, with HBO’s Bill Maher tweeting, “Mitt’s entire debate strategy: What he just said, but from a white guy”
romney: way to repeat obama’s answer on syria almost verbatim. also please take a sip of water and mop your upper lip.
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) October 23, 2012
Sooo…basically everything the president just said.
— Patrick J. Adams (@halfadams) October 23, 2012
Romney coming off as a pretender; Obama’s the real deal.
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) October 23, 2012
Maher was pleased the president hit Romney on an old quote in which he said it wasn’t necessary to “move heaven and earth” to find one person (referencing Osama bin Laden).
“Yes yes yes! Hit em with “I wldn’t move heaven and earth to get bin Laden” and “I’d ask Pakistan’s permission” – Mitt, you were just WRONG!” He added: “To clarify, Mitt is for moving heaven and earth, but only in regards to mining.”
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