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Great Moments In VP Debate History

From The 1992 Gore-Quayle-Stockdale Vice Presidential Debate [Video]:

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[HAL] BRUNO: Admiral Stockdale, your opening statement, please, sir?

ADMIRAL [JAMES] STOCKDALE: Who am I? Why am I here?
(Laughter and applause)


From The 1988 Bentsen-Quayle Vice Presidential Debate [Video]:

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[DAN] QUAYLE...I have far more experience than many others that sought the office of vice president of this country. I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency. I will be prepared to deal with the people in the Bush administration, if that unfortunate event would ever occur.

[JUDY] WOODRUFF: Senator Bentsen.

[LLOYD] BENTSEN: Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy. (Prolonged shouts and applause).


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Comments (11)

Waffle Waffle Waffle!! If y... (Below threshold)
Jimmy Dean:

Waffle Waffle Waffle!! If you want to let cBS know how you feel, do what I did today. I went to the grocery store and bought a box of frozen generic store brand waffles and placed them in a box with an old pair of flip-flops I had and mailed them to cBS news in NY, Attn: Dan Rather. Only cost a few bucks to mail. Let cBS know how you feel - mail a package today!!

LIEBERMAN: I can see my wif... (Below threshold)

LIEBERMAN: I can see my wife, and I think shes thinking, Gee, I wish he would go out into the private sector.

CHENEY: Well, Im going to try to help you do that, Joe.

I think Quayle had to be th... (Below threshold)

I think Quayle had to be the greatest accidently comical politican ever.

Quayle's response to Benste... (Below threshold)
MD:

Quayle's response to Bensten:

"That's right, I am no Jack Kennedy. First, if I issue a book in my name, I write it myself. Second, I don't screw mob whores in the White House while my wife is in Florida. And, finally, I don't hide my medical condition from the people, nor do I shoot speed in the Oval Office. Thanks for pointing out that I'm not that man, Senator."

The debate is going to be l... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

The debate is going to be like Billy Crystal and Jack Palance in City Slickers
Edwards: "Kill anybody today?"
Cheney: "Day ain't over yet."

It always amazed me that Da... (Below threshold)
Jim:

It always amazed me that Dan Quayle never came back at Lloyd Bentsen. But that seems to be a problem with all Republicans. Democrats are the most vicious political fighters in the country. They will lie, distort, smear and defame. Republicans on the other hand tend to be too passive. Yet the media portrays them as mean-spirited. And perchance a Republican does retaliate, the Dems start whining like hurt old ladies. I'm always reminded of Karl Marx's advise: Accuse others of what you do. It's quite fitting that the DemocRATS made an artform out of his words.

Still watching it...but...E... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Still watching it...but...Edwards just saying, "now listen closely to this, America, because I want everyone to be clear about this...we will take those tax cuts away from anyone earning over $200,000.00 a year...(and then continuing on to denigrate "millinaires")...

IS A HUGE MISTAKE. Edwards is a millionaire many times over and most "folks" know this about him, AND, $200,000.00 a year does not a millionaire make, nor provide for an elaborate lifestyle today, at least not in urban areas (most of them) and certainly not with several children.

Anyway, Edwards has not leaped over from denigrating "millionaires" to bluntly referring to Cheney's "gay daughter" and wiggling on about "gay marriage," which he's trying very hard to say he's against (as he says is Kerry) and yet which he's trying to gain sympathy about based upon his allusion to supporting state measures about marriage...

Edwards is going for party code at this point. It makes my hair hurt, it's so besmirchingly connivingly oogey.

Cheney's doing quite well. Edwards looks pinched.

...Edwards has NOW leaped o... (Below threshold)
-S-:

...Edwards has NOW leaped over...(sorry, typo ^^).

Argh, Edwards is oily.

We all remember Dan Quayle ... (Below threshold)
Jim:

We all remember Dan Quayle - fondly with a smile.
A lot of us wish we never heard of Judy Woodruff - that she would have been content with her extended 15 minutes of fame on PBS and let it go at that.
But Lloyd Bentsen????

I was listening to John Edw... (Below threshold)
Jim:

I was listening to John Edwards and now I know where I've heard his voice before. He freaking sounds like Forrest Gump. Just think of him saying,"Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get." We should heed his warning and stay away from the sugar Kerry-Edwards team.

Seriously, it's a shame that VP Cheney --who served this nation through the Cold War (along with Rumsfeld, Powell and Reagan) helping to bring down the Evil Empire, served as Defense Secretary during the Gulf War, etc. -- has to share the spotlight tonight with a slip-and-fall lawyer who's nothing more than a glorified ambulance chaser.

I loved how during tonight's debate when Cheney mentions $15 Billion to fight AIDS in Africa, Edwards says, "John Kerry would double that amount." These guys promise everybody everything, but of course it's on our dime.

Oh, and another thing: Edwa... (Below threshold)
Jim:

Oh, and another thing: Edwards starts lecturing on how to fight terrorists. That cracker wouldn't know a terrorist if he bit Edwards in the ass.




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