A pop quiz on political catchphrases, past, present and maybe future

1. In "Tippecanoe and Tyler too," who was Tippecanoe?

a. Tip O'Neill

b. Tipper Gore

c. Father Hennepin

d. William Henry Harrison


2. Swiftboating ads attacked John Kerry for:

a. His Vietnam military tenure

b. Owning too many yachts

c. Windsurfing

d. Going boating with model Donna Rice

3. "There you go again" was used by:

a. Ronald Reagan in 1980

b. Ronald Reagan in 1984

c. Sarah Palin in 2008

d. All of the above

4. "You're no Jack Kennedy" was used against:

a. Ted Kennedy

b. Bill Clinton

c. Dan Quayle

d. Richard Nixon

5. In 1984, Walter Mondale utilized the slogan "Where's the beef?" to attack:

a. Ted Kennedy

b. Gary Hart

c. Ronald Reagan

d. Dave Thomas

6. In this year's vice presidential debate, Joe Biden blurted out, "That's a bunch of ... ":

a. Balderdash

b. Horsefeathers

c. Malarkey

d. Poppycock

7. When discussing his youthful marijuana use in 1992, candidate Bill Clinton said he did not:

a. Get stoned

b. Get the munchies

c. Inhale

d. Bogart that joint

8. A key issue in the 2000 election aftermath was "hanging ... ":

a. Chads

b. Grads

c. Dads

d. Lads

9. In a debate last month, Mitt Romney referred to "binders full of ... ":

a. Photographs

b. Baseball cards

c. Recipes

d. Women


10. In discussing private enterprise and government, Obama proclaimed "You didn't [blank] that":

a. Invent

b. Build

c. Perfect

d. Bind





Answers: 1d, 2a, 3d, 4c, 5b, 6c, 7c, 8a, 9d, 10b