12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history

POSTED: 06:59 AM PDT Oct 02, 2012    UPDATED: 07:28 AM PDT Oct 02, 2012 

As the first presidential debate nears, look back at 12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history.

Cringeworthy - Cheney Edwards
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'You Have A Gay Daughter' -- Vice President Dick Cheney avoided mentioning his lesbian daughter during most of the 2004 campaign, but it was put front and center during a vice presidential debate that year, when Democrat John Edwards spoke of her when asked about gay marriage. Cheney was said to be furious at Edwards and presidential candidate John Kerry for raising the issue.

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