Bush, Clinton, Perot: 1992, First Debate

The 1992 presidential election cycle featured incumbent President George H.W. Bush, a Republican; Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, the Democratic nominee; and businessman Ross Perot, running as an independent. The first debate was a 90-minute discussion on a variety of topics with questions split between foreign and domestic policy. Moderated by Jim Lehrer, with questions posed […]

Reagan v. Mondale: 1984, First Debate

The 1984 presidential election cycle featured incumbent President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, and former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic nominee. The first debate was a 90-minute discussion, focusing on the economy and domestic policy. Moderated by Barbara Walters of ABC, with questions posed by a panel of journalists, it took place on October 7, […]