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Where did Ford liberate Eastern Europe? Where did Bentsen smack down Quayle?

by George Bennett | November 27th, 2011

Al "Lockbox" Gore confronts George W. "Fuzzy Math" Bush in a 2000 debate remembered for Gore's audible sighing. Where did it take place?

BOCA RATON — Tiny Lynn University will host one of three presidential debates next year. But even if the debate produces a truly memorable moment, it probably won’t be linked in history with Lynn.

“It’s not so much about being on the map for some historical event, because people will forget the next day where the debate was,” says Rob Wild of Washington University in St. Louis, which has hosted three presidential and one vice presidential debate since 1992.

George H.W. Bush looks at his watch in 1992 debate while Ross Perot contemplates a "giant sucking sound." Where were they?

University of Virginia politics guru Larry Sabato confesses he was stumped recently when a student asked where President Gerald Ford defied Cold War reality by declaring “there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe” in 1976.

Read about Lynn’s preparations and the experience of other schools that have hosted debates by clicking here — and be sure to check out the end of the story to read about memorable debate moments and where they took place.

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2 Responses to “Where did Ford liberate Eastern Europe? Where did Bentsen smack down Quayle?”

  1. Same Ole, Same Ole Says:

    This article is Amazing . . .

    What a negative cheap shot, Bennet!

    Now that a local, accomplished and honorable educational institution, that has apparently worked very hard via their administrators and faculty, to bring this event to our area next year, the Putz has already attacked with negative verbiage about them.

    What a bunch of ignorant inept clowns you are!

    Why, why, why . . . ?

  2. Expert Says:

    Settle down Same Ole. Bennett makes an accurate observation. After theses debates no one really cares where the debates were held. The important issue is that Palm Beach County needs to get its name and brand out there during the lead-up to the debate to boost tourism.

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