In Honor of the Presidential Debates - State and Federal Communications

October 2, 2012  •  

In Honor of the Presidential Debates

Carter Reagan DebateWith the presidential and vice presidential debates coming, the news outlets are pulling up all kinds of footage of key moments from debates of the past. You can see bits of the Kennedy/Nixon debate, rediscover the best verbal zaps from Ronald Reagan, and choose your own favorite gaffes that candidates have made. Don’t miss Sen. Lloyd Bentsen telling Sen. Dan Quayle, “You’re no Jack Kennedy.” Have fun with these…

Will You Smile or Cringe? It Depends.” by Leslye Davis, Jon Huang and Alexis Mainland in The New York Times.

Presidential Debate Moments” video montage by David Frank in The New York Times.

The Goofs and Gaffes in Presidential Debates” by Albert R. Hunt in The New York Times.

The mistakes candidates make in debates” by Julian Zelizer in CNN Opinion.

Top 8 Debate Zingers” by Sophie Quinton in National Journal.

Debate ‘zingers’ over the years” by Bill Lambrecht in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Ten most memorable moments from presidential debates” in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Politics Blog.

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