12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history

Published: Oct 02 2012 09:59:57 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2012 10:28:00 AM EDT

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

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Nixon's Sweat -- Vice President Richard Nixon appeared to be dripping with sweat during the first-ever televised presidential debate against Sen. John F. Kennedy in 1960. Nixon had just spent 12 days in the hospital for a knee operation and staph infection.

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