Daily Archives: October 15, 2012

Clinton connects, Bush checks watch during ‘town hall’ debate 20 years ago this hour (1992)

Video: '1992 Presidential Debate with George HW Bush, Bill Clinton & Ross Perot'

(Thursday, October 15, 1992, 9:00 p.m. EDT, during the 1992 presidential campaign) — President Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot fielded questions from uncommitted voters tonight in a civilized, issue-rich “town hall” debate that ranged from taxes to crime and character. The debate, the second of three among the presidential candidates, may best be remembered for Clinton’s ability to connect with voters and Bush’s habit of checking his watch.