The 2008 election cycle offered candidates lots of opportunities to hone their skills, making for a fairly dull year.
Crowded debate stages, a wooden Democrat, canned zingers, and Swift Boats. It’s the 2004 U.S. Presidential election!
2000 saw a year of grueling and tough debates, in both the primary and general elections.
Savvy debate performances in 1992 helped Bill Clinton unseat an incumbent president.
Mondale wonders where the beef is during the 1984 Democratic primary debates, and Reagan makes age a non-issue in the general election.
1976 saw Jimmy Carter plagued by Playboy and Gerald Ford stumbling over specifics. Oh, and then there was the Duel Of The Silent Mic.