November 16th, 2007
12:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Top 10 debate zingers

Jeanne Moos takes a look at the top debate zingers so far in this elections season.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - With over 20 presidential debates so far in this election season, the candidates have gotten their fair share of zingers and one-liners in. CNN's Jeanne Moos takes a look at the 10 most memorable ones.

Among those on the list:

- Mike Huckabee: "We've had a Congress that spends money like John Edwards at a beauty shop." (May 15)

- Joe Biden: "Rudy Giuliani - there's only three things he mentions in a sentence: a noun, a verb, and 9/11." (October 30)

- Mitt Romney: "This is a lot like ‘Law and Order.' It has a huge cast. The series seems to go on forever, and Fred Thompson shows up at the end." (October 9)

- Mike Gravel: "Some of these people frighten me." (April 26)

- Joe Biden: "Dennis [Kucinich], the thing I like most about you is your wife." (July 23)

- John McCain (on Clinton's support of a Woodstock museum): "I wasn't there. I am sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event. I was tied up at the time." (October 21)

Watch Jeanne Moos' report for the complete list and add your own suggestions in the comment section below!

Or better yet, catch the Democrats go at it in Las Vegas – again this weekend: Sat. & Sun., 6 & 10 p.m. ET.  It was the most watched debate of the primary season.


Filed under: Presidential Debates
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. LQ, Rochester MN

    Harry from Iowa and Eric: I agree with you both.
    I wish we could suspend polls until at least after January. Wouldn't that be something!
    And that question about drivers licenses deserved more than yes/no!!I didn't tune into the debate to hear yes/no – I wanted to know what each of the candidates THOUGHT!!

    November 17, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Eric N Florida

    Didn't clinton say "no" to drivers licenses yet 2 weeks ago said it was too complicated of a question for yes or no. So why know 2 weeks later can she answer no.

    November 17, 2007 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  3. Bernie Moore-Knowles - Papa'aloa, Hawai'i

    Harry in Iowa? My exact sentiments. Exact sentiments. Well spoken.

    November 18, 2007 03:59 am at 3:59 am |
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