VIEWER DEBATE PREP
Why history suggests that Bill Clinton should not be overconfident
Sitting Presidents, beware! Only four incumbents have ever engaged in campaign debates--and three of them have lost.
1976: Gerald Ford, the first ever incumbent President to debate his opponent, meets challenger Jimmy Carter
Ford loses in November
1980: Incumbent Jimmy Carter debates challenger Ronald Reagan, who upbraids the President with "There you go again."
Carter loses in November
1984: Incumbent Ronald Reagan debates challenger Walter Mondale
1992: Incumbent George Bush debates challenger Bill Clinton
Bush loses in November
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