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Quips, Slips and Gaffes in Presidential Debates

AmericanPatriot52 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 2:28 PM
Lets face it folks, ROMNEY ROCKED in the first debate! I find it rather amusing that Obama is out today, trying to discredit what Romney said last night. Looks like his writers stayed up all night trying to find ways to fix Obama's total failure in the debate. Yes, there are more debates to come, but Romney is off to a terrific start.
Mitt Romney was 13 years old and Barack Obama had not been born when an energetic-looking John Kennedy, 43, and a tired-looking Richard Nixon, 47, walked into the WBBM-TV studio in Chicago for the first general election debate between presidential candidates.

It is generally held that television viewers felt Kennedy won the first debate, while those listening on radio, unaware of Nixon's improvised makeup, felt Nixon won.

That's probably overstated. Contemporary accounts suggest most viewers felt both candidates did well, while the single poll of radio listeners had a small sample possibly tilted toward pro-Nixon rural areas lacking TV reception.