12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history

Published On: Oct 02 2012 09:59:57 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 14 2013 03:14:21 PM EST

Some debates are harder to watch than others. Take a 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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