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Quotes From Famous Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates

Debate Talk: Who Said It?

There's no doubt about it: Presidential and vice-presidential debates offer some of the most exciting fodder along the campaign trail. While we all tuned in to watch John, Obama, Sarah and Joe face off at their prospective matches I got to thinking about some of the great debates of the past. Do you know who said these memorable quotes?

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"I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency."

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"Ask yourself, 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was?”

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“George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise.”

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"I want you to know also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience."

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"He's got a record. It's been there for 20 years. You can run, but you can't hide. He voted 98 times to raise taxes. I mean, these aren't make-up figures."

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"When I hear your new ideas, I'm reminded of that ad, 'Where's the beef?' "

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honey_02_07 honey_02_07 8 years
I got 4/6.
siguros siguros 8 years
I recognized all of them by their hair and I got a 5/6. NO JOKE!
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
reagans face still scares me and represents all sorts of bizarre 80s memories.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I agreed I mostly went by hairstyle too, but I only got 4/6. Some of them I was just too young at the time to remember.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I ♥ Reagan!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
6 of 6!
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I mostly went by the hairstyles.. for some of them, it was a dead giveaway and I didn't even have to look at the quote :P
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 8 years
4/6...not bad!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Hmm...on second thought that should be :cry:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
:rotfl:
stephley stephley 8 years
Except if you ask the question today, you end up sobbing.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
The hair was what helped me score 6/6!
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
"Ask yourself, 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was?” Classic Reagan. So interesting that exact quote can be used today!
thelorax thelorax 8 years
100% -- and yes, in fact I was the captain of my high school debate team. <---NERD
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I noticed that too amy! :)
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
SWEET 100%!!
amybdk amybdk 8 years
I love that Palin was up there as an answer choice but clearly none of the people were women!
True-Song True-Song 8 years
So much fun! I was just commenting the other day how much better his name lends itself to puns. Barack the Vote, Obamamama, Sweet Home Al-obama, etc. McCain's got what? McCainiac? McSame? Boooring.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
That's exactly right. If it gets him elected, we've beaten racism. Plus, how much fun is it going to be to say "Barack" for the next four years? No sense in wearing it out now.
estrelas estrelas 8 years
bluesarahlou, yeah those hairstyles did make it pretty obvious :)
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Hahaha, org. Is this some special, new, presidential candidate affirmative action?
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
We're just trying to give Barack a little respect, True.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Not to be that girl but...do you mean John, Barack, Sarah, and Joe? I'm only wondering and noticing, I think, because when I first heard of Barack Obama, I kept getting his first and last names mixed up, too.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
100% :woohoo: And I went by hairstyles too!
YayaOzoHead YayaOzoHead 8 years
It was easy to figure out who they were by their hair. lol
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