Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama
Last week's binders are this week's horses and bayonets.
President Barack Obama's sarcastic knock of Governor Mitt Romney's views on the military budget — saying the military has fewer "horses and bayonets" and Navy ships than it previously did because of changing needs — was the most tweeted-about topic of last night's third and final presidential debate.
The debate overall generated 6.5 million tweets, according to official Twitter statistics — the lowest number of all three debates. The "horses and bayonets" comment alone sparked more than 105,000 tweets and also immediately spawned a parody account, @horsesbayonette.
Presidential Debate No. 2: The best Internet reactions
Some of last night's comments, per usual, came from celebrities. Here's a breakdown of the 20 best celebrity tweets on the debate:
Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev): "I love that OBAMA is wearing a breast cancer wrist band during the debate! Way to support !!!"
Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): "Nice work to both @BarackObama and @mittromney... i'm so relieved that its over. Maybe more than both of you...severe anxiety-God Bless xo L."
Christina Applegate (@1capplegate): " no secret that I am one of them hippie dippie liberal types. It's just my core belief. But I'm not going to say who to vote for just vote!"
Aziz Ansari (@azizansari): "Our final question on foreign policy, what are your thoughts as far as Vin Diesel's ethnicity?" #BetterDebateQuestions"
Dane Cook (@DaneCook): "Romney loves talking about what he will do on "day 1." I bet on day 2 he's gonna play dance dance revolution. #debate"
Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin): "I wish they would address the Armenian threat: the Kardashians."
Elizabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck): "Um...mr. President... Your plan clearly stinks. Record debt. Record unemployment. 1/2 of college grads will have no job. #CantAfford4More"
Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman): "There is nothing specific about a plan to "go after the bad guys" #debate2012"
Jesse Williams (@ijessewilliams): "'Syria is Iran's route to the sea...Oh, i'm being told it's not. They don't even share a border? Wow, I'm unreasonably bad at this.' —Mitt"
Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): Though[t] the president was passionate and knowledgable and modern. Felt almost like he kept poker face last 2 debates and then came like rocky"
Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump): "Stop congratulating Obama for killing Bin Laden. The Navy Seals killed Bin Laden. #debate"
Joy Behar (@joyvbehar): "Criticizing America? Is he getting Obama mixed up with The Dixie Chicks? #current2012"
Jared Leto (@JaredLeto): "First there was FlipFlop now there is #MittFlop"
Ricki Lake (@RickiLake): "#horsesandbayonets #horsesandbayonets #horsesandbayonets.... Just so I'm part of the trend. ;)"
Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks): "Romney keeps bragging about the Olympics. I saw him. His figure skating was embarrassing."
Jill Zarin (@Jillzarin): "So?? Unscientific poll..who are you voting for? mitt? Obama?undecided? I was undecided..I might have decided tonight. Who do you think won?"
Alec Baldwin (@ABFalecbaldwin): "Romney is Bush Sr but without the military cred and the hopeless son."
Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV): "We wouldn't have less horses and bayonets if blacksmiths and bayonet makers had a public union behind them. #debate"
Kate Walsh (@katewalsh): "If 'attacking' is calling mitt Romney on his shifting positions at EVERY TURN then please, attack."
Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels): "BREAKING NEWS: At the start of tonight's debate, Bob Schieffer will announce "I'm outa here" and introduce his replacement, Will MacAvoy."