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.
Wow CNN – Bravo. Not one zinger about Hillary! Between your ticker, last night's debate, and this zinger video ... you've REALLY changed your "Clinton News Network" image.
Joe Biden = The Zing King
The Democratic candidates put on a feisty, exciting debate. It is good to see them mix it up. The attacks at Hillary started promptly but she was deft and swift at deflecting their barbs. She was well prepared for the task. It will take a lot more than was exhibited last night for her opponents to throw her off course.
Dennis Kucinich: "I didn't vote for the patriot act because I read it."
Hillarys husband worked the Republican playbook with supporting the first Bush pendence for illegally denying veterans benefits, well he was a playboy just like Newt...she should know.
I'm angry, just flat angry, these days. Almost a year away from the Presidential election, not even a single primary state vote cast, and with what might be the most critical time in our nations history on the line I'm constantly left with that crazy conspiracy theory feeling.
I hate that feeling! I want to believe that we still live in a democracy. I want to believe that we do make a difference. However for some reason I can't explain some force in the Universe, not us the average United States Citizen, has chosen Hiliary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee. BAH! I say.
I say this is an outrage against our democracy. We should demand that the DNC speak out against this insanity and put an end to the speculation that is framed in such a way that the race is made to appear over when it is not! The American people have not spoken and the new media DOES NOT speak for me. So I invite everyone to contact the DNC and speak out against this ludicrous practice of picking candidates behind closed doors. The 24 hour news networks are the work of the devil because they have to "manufacture" news in order to fill air time. Most of that time is flat RUBBISH! Enough! Barack Obama is eqaully qualified as any one else and nothing can prepare anyone for the job of President.
Hilary had 8 years and a direct shot at fixing health care in a time of peace and prosperity and failed completely and miserably. Ten years have past and Americans die each year from a health care system that is broken. Broken for the doctors and the patients. Personally I'm glad that Barack hasn't been inside the beltway very long. I lived in DC and the place is just caustic.
Bottom line: I hate polls – Statistics is a theoretical science based on assumptions.
I'm mad as h#ll that we tolerate this media cr@p.
and I'm sick of the status qou. We need a President who is going to lead our country and show the world the greatness that is the United States. If I see a Hilary Clinton Nomination I will just die that much more inside and give up for good because that will show me that we have no power, hope, or future; such that we are just slaves.
What do you expect from politicians? Intelligence.
"CNN", The "Clinton News Network", strikes out again. With Hollywood writers out on strike, who are the people writing the candidates' comedy zingers?
Mike Gravel to Hillary, "SHAME ON YOU".
Rudy Giuliani – "We can't have universal health care because then Canadians would have no where to go for medical care."
Ron Paul: "This idea of going and talking to attorneys totally baffles me. Why don't we just open up the Constitution and read it? You're not allowed to go to war without a declaration of war."
Bravo the Clinton News Network! Blitzer should work for the Clinton party. It's a shame to see how the other candidates had a few minutes to talk, and Clinton had the entire time. It was the The Clinton Show. You guys work so hard last night to make Obama and Edwards look bad, and repair Clinton image.
I don't know why people think Hillary is experienced.
We know at least one job that Bill thinks an intern can do better than Hillary.
And I thought Tim Russert was bad. Wolf made him look like Einstein. Total waste of time. Dont get me started on John and the brunette who's name escapes me. Questions from the audience were better than Wolf's weak questions and moderating.
Richardson "hey mexico provide jobs for your people." sad and funny at the same time.
The "democratic debate" at UNLV leaves no doubt about the agenda of CNN. The exclusion of any questions that challange these candidates supports the belief that you are not fair and balanced. What are you afraid of? Another question Hillary cannot answer? I will not watch CNN again as there is no substance!
John Edwards on Hillary Rodham's licenses for illegals flip-flop:
"Unless I'm missing something, Senator Clinton said two different things in about two minutes," said former Sen. John Edwards.
Am I missing something or should this article be renamed "Top 6 Debate Zingers?"
Zingers? First of all, who uses that word anymore? I thought I was reading an article dated in the 1980's and the debate candidates names were Reagan and Carter. Personally, I thought zingers were either a Little Debbies snack cake or perhaps a splinter faction of an extremist terrorist organization, but I digress. Who cares who made the best "zinger"? Anyone who can be swayed towards a candidate by a one sentence remark aimed at degrading another candidate shouldn't really be allowed to vote; but that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
Joe Biden – "Oh sorry, I actually answered the question." I am a republican and dont like the dems too much, but I will say that if Biden is elected at least I'll know where he stands and be entertained at the same time.
Dennis Kucinich, wehn asked about his seeing a UFO: "And also, you have to keep in mind that Jimmy Carter saw a UFO, and also that more people in this country have seen UFOs than I think approve of George Bush's presidency."
Notice how these guys are telling you about the others and not themselves!
My votes is for Hillary
Viewing the debate last night left me soure on all the candidates. Not one took the lead to describe how they would go about to correct the problems our county has. Team work is good and we all know the capitol and both houses need to work together, so tell us your steps or procedure to the solution we need!
Joe Biden wins hands down. It is about time someone exposed "The Hero of September 11th" as an emperor without any clothes.
Of course, we just elected one to the White House twice, so maybe that's what Americans want: another enigma.
Im sorry Wolf,your a nice guy but your in over your head as a moderator and your monotone has drove me crazy for years.Please retire!