11/11/2011 11:04 am ET Updated Jan 11, 2012

The Most Epic Debate Fails (VIDEO)

Since the first nationally televised debate in 1960 (an event that was enshrined in history for launching John F. Kennedy to stardom), the broadcast encounters have had the power to make or break politicians vying for office.

In the wake of presidential candidate Rick Perry's major gaffe at last night's GOP debate, we've pulled together some of the biggest debate fails of all time.

Take a look and vote on which you think is the most campaign-killing blunder.

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