Past town hall debate moments – Remember George H.W. Bush checking his watch? Or Al Gore invading George W. Bush's personal space? The town hall format for presidential debates hasn't always been kind to candidates. Here are a few moments when things didn't go so well.
Barack Obama vs. John McCain – During the 2008 presidential town hall debate, GOP candidate John McCain wandered around stage as Democratic nominee Barack Obama tackled questions.
George W. Bush vs. John Kerry – President George W. Bush had a hard time coming up with three wrong decisions that he'd made in response to a question from an audience member during the town hall debate in 2004 at Washington University in St. Louis.
George W. Bush vs. Al Gore – In 2000, Vice President Al Gore invaded GOP rival George W. Bush's personal space, which made for an uncomfortable moment.
George H.W. Bush vs. Bill Clinton, Ross Perot – President George H.W. Bush looked at his watch during a question at a town hall debate in 1992.