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Candy Crowley Self-Destructs

Nik L Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 7:49 AM
Because she has proved herself to be a reliable protector and obfuscator for them, the Dems/left will promote Crowley for future such “debates.” This is normal. What is sad, maddeningly frustrating, and face-palm-evoking self-destructive is that the GOP will roll over and allow it - as they always have with others like her.
rickmcq Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 7:54 AM
The Incumbent always has the power to frame the debate, as it is the Challenger who wants the debate more. Four years from now we hope to see President Romney dictating the terms of the debate to the Democrat Challenger - and the moderator does NOT need to be a "journalist"!

Just how badly did CNN's Candy Crowley destroy her first (and hopefully last) attempt as a presidential debate moderator? More than 65 million people saw that she is to debate moderation as CNN is to "news."

Barack Obama made a fatal mistake when he lied, claiming he'd labeled the Libya attack as an act of terrorism. The look on Romney's face said it all: Mr. President, here comes checkmate.

Then Crowley leapt to Obama's defense, declared a lie a truth, changed the subject, and Obama was free.

It was a travesty.

Let's get beyond the perennial partisan toe-taggers Rachel Maddow...