The applause was from Michelle Obama, by the way. The audience had been asked at the beginning to refrain from cheers or applause and Candy was supposed to be non-partisan. I also found it odd that she should have the transcript from the Rose Garden right there. She later after 67million people heard her say that Obama did call this event an act of terrorism, said after the debate that she was mistaken and that Obama had been referring to other terrorist events such as Sept 11. Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans died and Obama lied!