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Obama, Romney Debate Stutters In Full View (VIDEO)

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During the first presidential debate this week, both candidates revealed a host of phrases, concepts, and mannerisms they couldn't--or wouldn't--shake.

There were big numbers, big stammers, and Big Bird to boot. And for all the hype about this election presenting a stark contrast between Obama and Romney, the candidates sure did seem to agree a lot on the debate stage.

We compiled the most common, the most egregious, and the most surprising tics and tactics from the debate. Seem them all in the video above.

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