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Memorable Moments in Presidential Debates

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Reagan asks in 1980 debate: "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" Report Abuse
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Reagan proclaims: "I'm paying for this microphone." Report Abuse
Due to complications with sponsorships, Reagan ended up bankrolling the full cost of a 1980 Republican debate. When debate officials turned off his microphone, Reagan yelled this famous line and won applause from the crowd.
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Reagan to Mondale: "I will not exploit, for political gain, the youth and experience of my opponent." Report Abuse
The response was Reagan's humorous way to deflect criticism that, at age 73, he was too old to fulfill a second term in office.
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Obama no-shows first debate with Romney, 2012 Report Abuse
Even the President's strongest supporters criticized him for being distracted and distance during the first debate with his Republican challenger.
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Reagan to Mondale in 1984: "There you go again" Report Abuse
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Romney and Obama spar over Benghazi attack Report Abuse
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Hillary attacks Obama and gets booed, 2008 Report Abuse
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Biden attacks Guiliani with "noun, verb, 9/11" line Report Abuse
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Nixon vs Kennedy, 1960 Report Abuse
In the first televised presidential debate, Nixon's refusal to wear makeup may have forever altered history.
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Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle: "You're no Jack Kennedy." Report Abuse
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Gore sighs a lot during 2000 debate Report Abuse
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Ford's denial in 1976 debate Report Abuse
Ford claimed that there was "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe" and that Eastern Bloc nations had autonomy. Experts believe his gaffe contributed heavily to his loss to Carter.
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Dukakis responds to question about wanting the death penalty for somebody who raped his wife, 1988 Report Abuse
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Ross Perot admits he has no experience, 1992 Report Abuse
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Perot's running mate James Stockdale open 1992 VP debate by asking, "Who am I? Why am I here? Report Abuse
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Rick Perry forgets which departments he would cut, 2011 Report Abuse
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George Bush checks his watch during debate with Clinton and Perot, 1992 Report Abuse
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Mitt Romney challenges Rick Perry to $10,000 bet during Republican debate, 2011 Report Abuse
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Bush defends his tax plan by accusing Gore of using "fuzzy math" Report Abuse
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Carter forced to defend Playboy interview, 1976 Report Abuse
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