Presidential Candidates Debate

Oct 11, 1992


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Commission on Presidential Debates Washington University in St. Louis White House Travel

The two major party candidates and Ross Perot participated in the first presidential debate. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer and questions were asked by three journalists. The three candidates, standing at .. Read More
The two major party candidates and Ross Perot participated in the first presidential debate. The debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer and questions were asked by three journalists. The three candidates, standing at separate podia, responded to the questions and rebutted their opponent’s statements. Following the debate, they shook hands and mingled with the correspondents, their families, and members of the selected audience. The audience applauded a number of times throughout the debate. President Bush began his statement by criticizing Gov. Clinton’s participation in demonstrations abroad when he was a student at Oxford 23 years ago. Gov. Clinton responded that this was a “questioning of his patriotism.” He compared it to “McCarthyism” and referred to how President Bush’s father, Sen. Prescott Bush, opposed McCarthy’s tactics. Ross Perot responded that one’s actions as a “senior official in the federal government” were more important than one’s actions in “formative years.”

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  • Bush, George H. W.
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Compton, Ann
  • Lehrer, Jim
  • Mashek, John
  • Perot, H. "Ross"
  • Vanocur, Sander