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12 Memorable Moments From Past Presidential Debates

With the presidential and vice presidential debates having been set and the moderators announced, debate fever is beginning to decend upon the nation. The debates, while not often major shapers of public opinion (no matter how much survey respondents like to tell pollsters they do), the debates are usually entertaining and informative political spectacles. Since the first televised presidential debate in 1960, there has been a major water cooler event in nearly every debate. But some moments shine more than others. Here is a list of 12 moments in presidential debate history that had people talking the next day.


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