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.

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In a 1980 Republican debate, the moderator tried to prevent candidate Ronald Reagan from making an opening announcement by asking that Reagan’s mic be cut off. Since the expenses of the primary debate were paid for by Reagan, he snapped, "I am paying for this microphone!"


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