The Nine Most Memorable Debate Moments

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"You're Likeable Enough"


One of the most quoted lines of the 2008 campaign came from an exchange involving Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the last New Hampshire primary debate. The moderator posed a question to Clinton that asked her how she would respond to New Hampshire voters who “like her resume” but just “like” Obama more. Clinton had good-naturedly deflected the question by quipping. “Well, that hurts my feelings” before conceding that her opponent is "very likeable." Obama negated the compliment by responded with a curt "You're likeable enough, Hillary." That extra word “enough” struck voters as ungallant, and Hillary defied the polls by winning the New Hampshire primary.

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