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« on: July 31, 2019, 01:35:53 pm »

Mine would be

1. Clinton's 2nd Debate 1992
2. Romney's 1st Debate 2012
3. Reagan's 2nd Debate 1980(Note First Debate was with Anderson)


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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 09:11:38 pm »

Interesting how you have Reagan listed when you openly talk about it being over rated on multiple occasions. Anyways, my three

1. I agree, Romney 2012, it gave him a temporary lead and probably helped his defeat be less bad than it could have been at one point

2. Perot in 1992, single handedly brought himself back into the national scene, not a Perot fan, but even I have to admit he did a good job on that one thing

3. Trump second debate 2016, only because of the fact that he went from going from certain defeat after that to rebounding his numbers and eventually winning, meaning that he must have been able to appeal to some people
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 09:34:04 pm »

Interesting how you have Reagan listed when you openly talk about it being over rated on multiple occasions. Anyways, my three

1. I agree, Romney 2012, it gave him a temporary lead and probably helped his defeat be less bad than it could have been at one point

2. Perot in 1992, single handedly brought himself back into the national scene, not a Perot fan, but even I have to admit he did a good job on that one thing

3. Trump second debate 2016, only because of the fact that he went from going from certain defeat after that to rebounding his numbers and eventually winning, meaning that he must have been able to appeal to some people


Well itís overrated cause people act like it turned a close race into a landslide which I think did not . It was still a great performance just not as great as most people say it is .


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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 12:45:14 pm »

1. Reagan's 1st Debate 1984
2. W's 1st and 3rd Debates 2000
3. Poppy Bush's 2nd Debate 1988
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 12:47:12 pm »

1. Reagan's 1st Debate 1984
2. W's 1st and 3rd Debates 2000
3. Poppy Bush's 2nd Debate 1988


Mondale won that debate , the age joke Reagan made was in the second debate
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2019, 03:59:13 pm »

1. 1992 2nd debate
2. 1980
3. 2012 1st debate

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2019, 04:23:32 pm »

1. Reagan's 1st Debate 1984
2. W's 1st and 3rd Debates 2000
3. Poppy Bush's 2nd Debate 1988


Mondale won that debate , the age joke Reagan made was in the second debate

Ahh, my mistake. Thanks for the correction!
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2019, 06:27:03 pm »

1. B. Clinton, 2nd debate, 1992
2. The Butcher of People's Park, 2nd debate, 1980
3. Obama, 2nd debate, 2012
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2019, 06:45:29 pm »

1. Reagan when he debated Carter in 1980
2. Bill Clinton in 1992 when he did well with the deficit question (even though the question was worded pretty stupidly which is why Bush struggled)
3. Either Romney or Hillary's first general election debate

Other perhaps more significant debate performances were more about one candidate doing badly (eg Dukakis and Al Gore)
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