All good presidential debates have good zingy-lines: a rejoinder that nails the opponent and sticks in viewers’ minds for weeks to come. A well-placed zinger-line can seal the presidential race – that’s how important they are.
President Obama’s aides say he won’t be trying to deliver the best “zingers” in his debate Wednesday night against Mitt Romney; he is preferring to talk about serious issues. But many viewers tend to measure debate performance by who has the sharpest one-liners against the opposition.
We – at Comedy Vertical – have read through volumes of presidential debate transcripts. Some of the best debate zingers in history have been lost – UNTIL NOW!
Here are eight of our favorite forgotten debate zingers OF ALL TIME!