12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history

POSTED: 7:59 AM Oct 02 2012   UPDATED: 1:14 PM Nov 14 2013

Some debates are harder to watch than others. Take a look back at 12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history.

Cringeworthy - Patricia Madrid
13 / 14

Patricia Madrid's Awkward Pause -- When running for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006, former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Patricia Madrid was asked whether she could point to something in her public service career that would reassure voters that she would prevent a tax increase. After a long, awkward pause, Madrid said, "Your president, you," before going into another pause.

Comments

You share in the NBC Montana.com community, so please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Please email wmiller@keci.com if a comment violates these standards. Due to a technical change, all comments posted before Jan. 9, 2014 no longer appear on NBCMontana.com. Comments posted after Jan. 14 are not impacted.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The views expressed are not those of NBCMontana.com, NBCMontana or its affiliated companies. This is a community moderated forum. (Please note the 'Like' and 'Report' buttons.) By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.