12 cringe-worthy moments in debate history

Published On: Oct 02 2012 09:59:57 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 14 2013 03:14:21 PM EST

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

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Brewer's Brain Freeze -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer suffered what Newsweek called a "brain freeze" during a debate with Democratic opponent state Attorney General Terry Goddard in September 2010. She "offered only vague, nonsensical statements as she giggled and tried to recall her train of thought," the magazine said.

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