12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history

POSTED: 6:59 AM Oct 02 2012   UPDATED: 7:28 AM Oct 02 2012

As the first presidential debate nears, look back at 12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history.

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'You're No Jack Kennedy' -- At the 1988 vice presidential debate, Democrat Lloyd Bentsen pounced on freshman Sen. Dan Quayle comparing himself to John F. Kennedy. Bentson responded, "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." After prolonged applause, Quayle responded, "That was really uncalled for, Senator."

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