In some cases, special software will combine the two, but few will pay any attention to meme-less middle-aged men.
No one can say they didn't try. Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama of going on an "apology tour" of the Middle East, while Obama accused his rival of telling the "biggest whopper", but neither had that pizzazz that creates a web buzz. When Romney pointed out that the US Navy had more ships in 1916 than now, Obama said they also have less horses and bayonets. The internet merely shrugged and looked up 'bayonets'. And 'horses'.
In some countries, declaring that Syria was Iran's "route to the sea", would reveal a lack of awareness on foreign affairs, but fortunately only 27 Americans are aware that Iran borders the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, so Mitt got away with it. We knew what he meant anyway. Syria has access to the Mediterranean Sea, so it's much easier to get to Ibiza to party. And we all know Iran loves to party.
Obama made an error too in depicting Romney as a warmongering right-winger. It may have been intended as a put-down, but there is no higher praise for an American presidential candidate. Obama also mocked Romney for labelling Russia as the US's number one foe. He must have thought he was still on The Daily Show, saying: "The 80s called. They want their foreign policy back."
That caused Romney's team to accuse the President of being flippant, a charge Obama denied, saying: "Let's settle the matter with a custard pie fight!"
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