If watching other people struggle in the spotlight gives you unbearable secondhand embarrassment, read no further. In the clips below, from a list compiled by Mother Jones, President Obama and Mitt Romney had some rough moments behind the podium.
There's Obama promising to call the "president" of Canada and forgetting a deceased soldier's name. Or Romney drawing attention to his vast wealth with a casual $10,000 bet, and his awkward touching moment with Rick Perry.
The worst news: We guarantee there will be something to add to this list after the first debate. Watch live coverage of the event — good, bad and indifferent — from The Root and This Week in Blackness tonight.
Read more at Mother Jones.