I really think if Bullock can win in Montana he could win in Ohio.
Absolutely there myself, my friend. This country could more than protect itself to everyone's satisfaction with a military budget $150-200 billion less than it is every year.
Should have certain priorities though. We should look to anticipate future war trends aka unmanned vehicles, hypersonic missles, Cyber warfare, and space weaponry,etc.
Yes, I think we can still stay on the cutting edge of warfare technology, protect our land, shores, seas, air and space to a best in the world level for say $550 billion a year, if we, like you say, prioritize certain things and cut all the waste, pork and outright fraud that exists in the current military budget.
Quite frankly, I find it appalling that this country spends over $700 billion a year on the military and our good and brave veterans aren't getting the absolute best of care and don't have certain things like 100% paid for medical coverage and insurance for life, free college tuition at any state college for a 4 year degree or equivalent in trade school training and other better perks for having served honorably. And military pay should get at least a 50% increase. For $550-700 billion a year, giving the men and women fair pay given their risk to life, should be a top priority.
I do think all those things can happen and be able to spend only $550 billion a year.
Some people might paint this stance as leftist hate for the military. What it actually is is a fiscally conservative idea of trimming the fat, waste and fraud and taking care of the good people who serve(d) this country with honor. I find it to be a pro military stance.