first presidential debate
"...Stop talking about how you care about people. Show me something. Show me a policy. Show me a policy where you take responsibility. And by the way, they talk about this Great Recession if it fell out of the sky, like, oh my goodness, where did it come from? It came from this man voting to put two wars in a credit card, to at the same time put a prescription drug benefit on the credit card, a trillion- dollar tax cut for a — very wealthy. I was there. I voted against him. I said, no, we can't afford that. And now all of a sudden these guys are so seized with a concern about the debt that they created —" —Joseph Biden
second presidential debate (with a demented Charlie Sheen stare)
ROMNEY: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror.
It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you're saying?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please proceed governor.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Get the transcript.
MS. CROWLEY: It — he did in fact, sir. So let me — let me call it an act of terrorism — (inaudible) —
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Laughter, applause.)
MS. CROWLEY: He did call it an act of terror.
third presidential debate
" I know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy -- but every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong." — Barack Obama
"But I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mention the Navy, and how we have fewer ships than 1916. Well Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers; we have ships that go underwater; nuclear submarines. And so the question is not a game of 'Battleship' where we're counting ships. It's: What are our capabilities? So when I sit down with the Secretary of the Navy and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, we determine how are we going to be best able to meet all of our defense needs in a way that also keeps faith with our troops, that makes sure our veterans have the kind of support that they need when they come home. And that is not reflected in the kind of budget that you're putting forward because it just doesn't work. We visited the website quite a bit and it still doesn't work." — Barack Obama
"You keep on trying to airbrush history here." — Barack Obama