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A Fork in the Road to Election Day, or: The Choice Just Got Clearer

USNbubblehead Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 11:27 AM
Much better screen name Sybil. I thought Denis was a little too close to P enis also. But then again, you are what you eat.

For as long as there have been presidential debates on television -- that is, since 1960 -- they have featured gotcha lines. Some years the debates have consisted of little more. Delivering a good one has been the object of the game at least since Lloyd Bentsen sandbagged poor Dan Quayle in 1988. His rebuke would become a standard entry in the lexicon of presidential debates: "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." (Prolonged shouts and applause.)

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