Republican presidential debate: What was the best one-liner? Vote in our poll.

What Was the Best One-Liner From the GOP Debate? Take Our Poll.

What Was the Best One-Liner From the GOP Debate? Take Our Poll.

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Aug. 7 2015 12:51 PM

GOP Debate: What Was the Best One-Liner?

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shares a laugh with fellow GOP presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump during a commercial break at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the campaign in Cleveland, on Aug. 6, 2015.

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Debates have always been more about performance than policy. How can 10 people in a room all jockeying for the favor of the American people possibly engage in meaningful discourse? If the primary debates serve an important function, it’s to weed out any candidates who lack the articulation, wit, and self-awareness they’ll need to win the general election. To help this process along, we’ve collected the best one-liners from the night. From the list below, let us know your favorite.

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*Correction, Aug. 7, 2015: This article originally misidentified Mike Huckabee as Mark Huckabee.

Chris Kirk is a web developer at New York magazine and Slate’s former interactives editor. Follow him on Twitter.