What do Abraham Lincoln, 'zingers' and pigeon soup have in common?
October 16th, 2012
07:34 PM ET
10 years ago

What do Abraham Lincoln, 'zingers' and pigeon soup have in common?

(CNN) - Presidential debates haven't been around forever. A woman hasn't moderated a presidential debate in 20 years. A German immigrant is to thank for election season's October verbal battles. And Abraham Lincoln might have pioneered debate zingers. Don't believe us? Read on.


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  1. Dee Lightner

    Yes, Romney, you ran businesses.

    Lets hear from anyone who he "ran" off the job!

    He knows how to create jobs? For whom? Everyone in any country in the Pacific Rim area?

    What a crock!

    October 16, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  2. Dee Lightner

    It is not enough to HIRE women! We need to ENFORCE the laws that mandate that women be paid EQUALLY to men.

    AND we need to create laws, if necessary, that stop employers from down-playing jobs that become "women's jobs" and thus paying less for those jobs!

    Doesn't anyone seem to notice that once a job becomes a "woman's" job, it stays that way and always pays less!

    October 16, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  3. Dee Lightner

    If I did not want Romney to lose the election so badly, I'd LOVE to see him try to "stand up to China" his first day on the job!!!!

    That would be good for a laugh!

    October 16, 2012 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  4. Dee Lightner

    People, get real. No matter who the president is, he alone CANNOT change many of the things that are really concernns of the people.

    For example, the PRESIDENT cannot lower gas prices. And gas prices actually do not really have a lot to do with the price of oil. Gas prices seem more to be determined by how much better the oil companies want their bottom line to be. After all, RECORD PROFITS means they have made MORE money than at any previous time!

    No matter who is president, he ALONE cannot create jobs, at least not for the average worker, only for his (or her) staff! The "job creators", who have already got reglations off the books, got tax decreased, and are free to take their jobs offshore are the only ones who can create jobs!!! So, WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

    October 16, 2012 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |