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Memorable Moments From Presidential Debates Past
NBC Philadelphia ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jon Schuppe

Posted on 10/02/2012 1:18:43 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

You can argue whether presidential debates have the power to swing an election, but they are a dependable source of images and sound bites that help color voters' perception of the candidates - for good and for bad. It began with with the first televised debate between a tanned and vibrant John F. Kennedy and a peaked, flu-wracked Richard M. Nixon in 1960 and continued through 2008, when John McCain lost his poise and called Barack Obama "that one." Countless quips, gaffes and zingers have occurred in the intervening years. Here are some of the most memorable, in chronological order.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debates

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