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Debate 2012: "I love Big Bird," "I like coal" and other top one-liners at Obama-Romney face-off

Debate 2012: "I love Big Bird," "I like coal" and other top one-liners at Obama-Romney face-off
Sam Levin

12. Mitt Romney: "You're entitled, as the president, to your own airplane and to your own house, but not to your own facts."

11. Barack Obama: "Donald Trump doesn't like to think of himself as small anything."

10. Romney: "Expensive things hurt families."

9. Obama: "I had five seconds before you interrupted me."

8. Jim Lehrer: "Your five seconds went away a long time ago."

7. Romney: "I'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine."

Debate 2012: "I love Big Bird," "I like coal" and other top one-liners at Obama-Romney face-off
Sam Levin

6. Lehrer: "I'm not going to...say...your answers have been too long or I've done a poor job."

5. Obama: "You've done a great job, Jim."

4. Obama: "His big, bold idea is 'never mind.'"

3. Romney: "By the way, I like coal."

2. Obama: "This was a terrific debate."

1. Romney: "I love Big Bird."

More from our Politics archive: "Photos: Hate, love, chaos and spin before and after Denver debate."

Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin. E-mail the author at Sam.Levin@Westword.com.


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