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US Democratic presidential candidates Senator Barack Obama makes a point as Senator Hillary Clinton reacts in the last debate before the Ohio primary in Cleveland

US Democratic presidential candidates Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) makes a point as Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (L) reacts in the last debate before the Ohio primary in Cleveland, Ohio, February 26, 2008. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)

Great debate moments

January 1, 1970

By Claudine Zap


The first debate between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will be held on Wednesday. While the candidates prepare their talking points, we look back at some of the more memorable moments from past presidential face-offs. A zippy zinger can get serious airplay even after the actual debate is over, but so can an ill-timed gaffe. Here, some of the top moments.