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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'You Have A Gay Daughter' -- Vice President Dick Cheney avoided mentioning his lesbian daughter during most of the 2004 campaign, but it was put front and center during a vice presidential debate that year, when Democrat John Edwards spoke of her when asked about gay marriage. Cheney was said to be furious at Edwards and presidential candidate John Kerry for raising the issue.

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