The top viral political moments of 2012

  • CBS News

    Politics by nature promise a respectable showing of memorable moments, from candidate candids to mesmerizing memes. But in an election year -- with debates, posturing and gaggles of reporters documenting each passing moment -- we're especially likely to see sensations that draw hundreds of thousands of people to the Internet and other new media to gawk at missteps and critical turning points.

    Here, in chronological order, are nine of the most viral political moments of 2012.

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