Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Best VP Debate Moments — PICTURES Best VP Debate Moments — PICTURES

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Politics / CAMPAIGN 2012

Best VP Debate Moments — PICTURES

October 9, 2012

Vice presidential debates have brought us memorable characters (Joe Six-Pack), biting put-downs ("Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy"), and satire-worthy speeches ("Who am I? Why am I here?"). 

On Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will face off in the newest iteration of the VP debates. Will Biden's bombastic goofiness produce a memorable gaffe? Will Ryan's proclivity for white lies lead to a good joke? Will the generational gap between the candidates create some witty repartee?

Until we find out on Thursday, check out out some of the best VP debate moments from the past few decades.

In the first televised vice presidential debate on Oct. 15, 1976, Republican nominee Bob Dole blindsides his opponent, Sen. Walter Mondale, with his attack on "Democrat wars."(AP Photo)

Vice President George H.W. Bush makes a point as Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro listens on Thursday, Oct. 12, 1984, during a debate in Philadelphia. Ferraro scored points when she scolded Bush for talking down to her.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

 

Bush-Ferraro VP Debate

In the Oct. 5, 1988, vice presidential debate, Democratic nominee Lloyd Bentsen chastises Republican Sen. Dan Quayle, saying "I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

 

James Stockdale, an independent vice presidential candidate, ponders the proceedings during the VP debate in Atlanta on Oct. 13, 1992. His opening question "Who am I?" drew laughs.(AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

At the Oct. 5, 2000, VP debate, Democratic nominee Joe Lieberman loses a line to Republican candidate Dick Cheney, when Cheney responded to Lieberman's lament that his wife would like him to work in the private sector by saying, "I'm going to try to help you do that, Joe."(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

 

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden responds to a question during the debate with Republican Sarah Palin at Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. The debate had several highlights, including Palin asking Biden at the beginning, "Can I call you Joe?" and later coining the term "Joe Six-Pack."(Rick Wilking/AP)

 
Job Board
Search Jobs
Government Affairs Manager
| Alexandria, Virginia
Junior Engineer / Scientist
American Society of Civil Engineers | Knoxville, TN
Senior Director of Product Management
American Society of Civil Engineers | Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Traffic Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Carlsbad, CA
Engineer (PE) - Utilities, Water Resources, Wastewater
American Society of Civil Engineers | Gainesville, FL
TTT Integration Manager - London, UK
American Society of Civil Engineers | London
Taxonomist
American Society of Civil Engineers | Gainesville, FL
Product Leader
American Society of Civil Engineers | Bensenville, IL
Multi Media Specialist
American Society of Civil Engineers | Novelty, OH
Quality Engineer & Metrology Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Wichita, KS
Quality Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Licensed Field Engineers – 4+ Years Experience
American Society of Civil Engineers | Elmwood Park, NJ
Project/Manufacturing Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Rapids, MI
AutoCAD Drafter/Junior Drafter
American Society of Civil Engineers | Dallas, TX
Civil Engineering Internship
American Society of Civil Engineers | Gurnee, IL
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus