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If Obama or McCain Used Profanity in a Presidential Debate Would You Vote for Them?

Does anyone remember Michael Dukakis 1988 Presidential debate with George Bush when the moderator Bernard Shaw “ambushed him” for the first question of the night and asked “Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?” Well, Dukakis’s answer whatever it was, I’m sure lost a lot of people’s votes as he answered it like someone asked him what he thinks of the Economy. If that had been me, I would have cursed Bernard Shaw out live on National TV with an audience of millions. All of which got me thinking, would there be an effect on the outcome of this years election if Barack Obama or John McCain says BS or FU in clear spelled out terms during the debate, either at each other or the moderator or in response to the question?