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Can you name the presidential or VP candidate who provided each of the following quotes during the 2012 debates?

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'To this day, we have nicknamed our first-born child, Liza, 'Bean.' Now I believe that life begins at conception.'
'When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s.'
'Look, if we're hit by terrorists we're going to call it for what it is, a terrorist attack.'
'I think it's frankly not moral for my generation to keep spending massively more than we take in knowing that the burden is going to be passed on to the next generation . . . '
'I know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong.'
'I will not under any circumstances reduce the share that's being paid by the highest-income paying taxpayers and I will not . . . increase taxes on the middle class.'
'[My opponent], I genuinely believe, cares about education. But when he tells a student that you should borrow money from your parents to go to college . . . '
'With all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey.'
'Stop talking about how you care about people. Show me something. Show me a policy. Show me a policy where you take responsibility.'
'The right answer for the government is to say, how do we make the private sector become more efficient and more effective? . . . I propose we grade our schools.'
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'You are familiar with jobs being shipped overseas, because you invested in companies that were shipping jobs overseas.'
'I went to a number of women's groups and said: ‘Can you help us find folks?,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.'
'America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators.'
'The first role of the federal government is to keep the American people safe. That's its most basic function.'
'Oh, now you're Jack Kennedy?'
'We can't kill our way out of this mess.'
'We also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed . . . And so the question is not a game of Battleship where we're counting ships.'
'Regulation is essential. You can't have a free market work without regulation . . . At the same time, regulation can become excessive, it can become out of date.'
'I know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other.'
'You don't turn national security into a political issue, certainly not right when it's happening.'

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