Over the years, there have been some great examples of what happens in political debates when candidates stray from their scripts or stump speeches.
Sometimes, in a moment of anger and spontaneity, they say something astoundingly and revealingly dumb. Other times, they get lost in the moment and reveal a personal characteristic that all of their advisers had hoped would stay hidden. And finally, sometimes history is made when a debater thinks of precisely the right retort or putdown at precisely the right moment.
It’s funny, but I don’t ever remember someone losing it to the point of uttering mongo expletives, but some of you may have an example.
Remember this one? Perhaps the most legendary debate putdown in American history.
More to come.