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April 14, 2008


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Reagan's outburst was also at the very end of the campaign (so there was little time for the media to disseminate it or discuss it before the election) and it took place in 1980, before the Web and Youtube. It's not clear that even he would get away with it today, especially if the outburst happened earlier in the campaign.

On the other hand, there have been politicians who became renowned for their ability to make quick, witty put-downs of hecklers. In Britain, Winston Churchill, and in Australia, Billy Hughes, both attracted hecklers eager to best them (and audiences eager to watch the contest).

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