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Democrats assail Bush in presidential debate 20 years ago this hour (1991)

Video: Bill Clinton announces he'll run for president (Oct. 3, 1991)

(Sunday, December 15, 1991, 6:30 p.m. EST) — The six Democratic presidential candidates, making their nationally televised debut tonight, belittled U.S. President George Bush as “Scrooge” and “King George” while quarreling among themselves on economic policies and other issues.

The 90-minute debate from NBC’s studios in Washington was the first of seven planned for the 1992 presidential campaign season (click here to watch tonight’s full debate).