Some debates are harder to watch than others. Take a look back at 12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history.
Bush's Impatience -- When asked during the second presidential debate in 1992 how the recession had personally affected him, President George H.W. Bush tucked his suit, checked his watch and gave a lengthy answer that failed to answer the question directly. The move was widely panned as a sign of boredom and impatience with a question that weighed heavily on Americans' minds.
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