World Bulletin / News Desk
Most of the time, U.S. television programs play a big role on presidential election results. Programs which host head to head candidates bring them face to face in their contest for the presidency.
As a tradition during elections campaign period, current U.S. President Barack Obama and his rival, leader of Republican Party, Mitt Romney will be facing off against each other on a first TV debate on Wednesday.
Open panel discussions on televisions are being awaited impatiently by American voters and they are famous with "poll defeating panels" in the American politics history.
Here are the some unforgettable moments which caused candidates to lose popularity:
- 2008 Presidential elections: When John McCain was talking about his rival, Barak Obama, McCain mentioned Obama as, "he" rather than calling his name. This behaviour raised eyebrows between voters and it was perceived as a racist and rude move.
- 2000 Presidential elections: At a debate between Al Gore and former U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. electors spotted Gore's often sightings and impressions as he was getting bored. It left a negative effect on voters.
- 1992 Presidential elections: One of the catchy moments of U.S. politics history was at an open panel debate between George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. At first, Bush was criticized for not being decisive over attending the panel and the during the program, he was keep checking the clock for finding out how long it was left for the panel to end; it was perceived as a rude behaviour by voters.
- 1988 Presidential elections: A very polemic question about the death sentence was directed to Michael Dukakis. When he answered the question he did not put his personal views into it and he was technical. This caused a negative vibe about him between voters. Until that moment he was performing well but then he started losing popularity.
It is being wondered if the names of Obama and Romney will appear in the American politics history like others after this month's open TV debates.Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Ekim 2012, 12:17