The Debating Game

If at some point during the campaign you thought to yourself, "I've heard this all before," you're probably right. Below are ten excerpts from Presidential debates. Decide whether the quote is from this political season or a prior campaign, then head over to the mental_floss blog and tell us how you did.

1 of 10
"The present tax structure is a disgrace to this country; it's just a welfare program for the rich."
John Edwards in 2008
Jimmy Carter in 1976
2 of 10
"I fully intend to live up to that pledge: I will make change."
Hillary Clinton in 2008
Woody Boyd in 1993
3 of 10
"It seems to me if you don't face this squarely, to have an Islamic terrorist threat against us, it's an existential threat, it has nothing to do with our foreign policy; it has to do with their ideas, their theories, the things that they have done in the way they've perverted their religion into a hatred of us."
Rudy Giuliani in 2008
John Kerry in 2004
4 of 10
"[Americans] are so tired of everything being horizontal -- left, right, liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican. They're looking for vertical leadership that leads up, not down."
Mike Huckabee in 2008
Ross Perot in 1992
5 of 10
"I want to change the character of the presidency."
John McCain in 2008
Bill Clinton in 1992
6 of 10
"We ought to treat others as we would want others to treat us, and we don't treat others so fairly. We treat them like we're the bully, that we're the policeman of the world, and we're going to tell them to behave. If we don't -- if they don't listen to us, we bomb them. If they listen to us, we give them more money. And it's bankrupting this country because we don't live up to our principles."
Ron Paul in 2008
George McGovern in 1972
7 of 10
"Well, I cannot see where a $.50 a gallon tax applied to gasoline would have changed the price of gasoline. It would still have gone up as much as it has, and the $.50 would be added on top of that. And it would be a tax paid by the consumers, and then we're asked to believe that some way, they would get this back to the consumers. But why? Why take it in the first place if you're going to give it back? Why not leave it with them?"
Fred Thompson in 2008
Ronald Reagan in 1980
8 of 10
"I don't want historians, ten years from now, to say these were the years when the tide ran out for the United States. I want them to say these were the years when the tide came in; these were the years when the United States started to move again. That's the question before the American people, and only you can decide what you want, what you want this country to be, what you want to do with the future. I think we're ready to move."
Barack Obama in 2008
John Kennedy in 1960
9 of 10
"I've heard it across the country. Washington is broken. Not just the White House, not just Congress -- Washington can't get the job done on immigration, on lowering taxes, on fixing schools, on getting health care."
Mitt Romney in 2008
Bill Clinton in 1992
10 of 10
"We have to change this whole culture. You know, I saw a movie - "Crocodile Dundee." And I saw the cocaine scene treated with humor, as though this was a humorous little incident. And it's bad."
Sam Brownback in 2008
George H.W. Bush in 1988