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The 2012 Awards: The Bests, Worsts, and Most Important Horses of the Race for the White House

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 03: Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) during the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The first of four debates for the 2012 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by PBS's Jim Lehrer and focuses on domestic issues: the economy, health care, and the role of government. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2012 Getty Images

The 2012 presidential race finally ends tomorrow, we hope. And what a long, strange trip it’s been. But before we immediately move on to 2016, let’s take one last look back at the pivotal moments, awkward gaffes, and ballsy murder accusations that defined the campaign of the past eighteen or so months. We present to you … the 2012 Awards. 

The Most Memorable Moments of the 2012 Race