My mother always said you should never point at people.

But at last night’s second presidential debate, pointing and sometimes wagging fingers sparred. GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s fingers thrived throughout the debate but so did President Obama’s fingers. At one point even host Candy Crowley got in to it.

The fingers pointed everywhere. Just take a look below.


Romney and Obama pointed at each other.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)



Both candidates pointed to get Crowley’s attention.

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(EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)



finger-pointing-debate-3.jpg (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)



Sometimes Crowley would point back.

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(Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)



Sometimes Romney pointed to the sky. finger-pointing-debate-5.jpg (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


Obama sometimes pointed to the right.

finger-pointing-debate-7.jpg (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)



But sometimes he also pointed to the left.  finger-pointing-debate-8.jpg (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)



Romney sometimes used all his fingers to do the ‘simmer down now’ gesture. finger-pointing-debate-6.jpg (Photo by Shannon Stapleton-Pool/Getty Images)



There was also the “don’t turn your back on me!” finger. finger-pointing-debate-9.jpg

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)



And the “did you hear what he said?!’ finger.” finger-pointing-debate-10.jpg (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)



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But the best was when they were all pointing at each other. finger-pointing-debate-12.jpg (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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