Great moments in political debates

Published On: Nov 08 2011 09:49:54 AM PST   Updated On: Oct 13 2016 01:00:00 AM PDT

Take a look at some of the most memorable debates in political history.

Gore Vidal in 2005
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If you think political debates were more civilized way back when, you are mistaken. In 1968, ABC hired William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal (pictured) to serve as analysts for both major party conventions. During one infamous exchange, Vidal called Buckley a “crypto-Nazi.” Buckley responded by calling Vidal a “queer” and threatening to "sock" Vidal in the face.


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