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It’s Oct. 6, 1996. The darknes of the first presidential debate between President Bill Clinton and the Republican nominee, Bob Dole. Clinton is the young, popular incumbent who represented the saxophone on The Arsenio Hall Show. Dole is a stiff republican, who at 73 years old consider this to be he hollers at kids to get off his lawn.
But as the debate purposes, right after he advises young people against doing stimulants, Dole pushes off a first for a presidential campaigner in the brand-new internet epoch: he falls the URL of his campaign website, www.dolekemp9 6. org, on national Tv. Read more …
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