12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history

POSTED: 7:59 AM Oct 02 2012   UPDATED: 8:28 AM Oct 02 2012

As the first presidential debate nears, look back at 12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history.

Cringeworthy - Rick Perry
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Rick Perry's 'Oops' -- The Texas governor plummeted in the polls when he famously failed to name the three government agencies he'd do away with if elected president during a Republican primary debate in November 2011.

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