A political debate isn't a good one without a few awkward and fiery moments. Tuesday night's Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas was certainly no exception. The candidates clashed over all kinds of hot button issues like taxes and health care. In today's Gotta Watch, we wanted to feature some of our best political debate smackdowns, starting with arguably the most heated exchange from the Vegas debate between Mitt Romney and Gov. Rick Perry.
Gloves come off – It's a really awkward exchange that includes a lot of yelling, bickering and even a condescending pat on the shoulder. Watch what ensues after Gov. Rick Perry accuses Mitt Romney of hiring illegal immigrants.
Age is just a number - During the 1984 presidential debate, incumbent Ronald Reagan took a jab at his younger opponent, former vice president Walter Mondale. Mondale brought up concerns about Reagan's age at a prior debate, saying that his ideas were too old. Reagan decided to turn the tables on Mondale, getting a lot of laughs for his comment.
'Where's the beef?' - This slogan sounds like a Wendy's hamburger ad, but instead it's something that got Walter Mondale a lot of attention during a Democratic debate in 1984. You've gotta watch this exchange after rival Gary Hart kept bragging about his "new ideas" and Mondale just got fed up.