Co-Chair of Presidential Debate Commission: Candy Crowley Was a "Mistake"

Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:33 AM

We all remember the moment well when CNN's Candy Crowley quickly jumped to falsely defend President Obama against Mitt Romney when things started getting heated about Benghazi during the second presidential debate of 2012. As a reminder (the loud clapping you hear in the background is Michelle Obama):


And the back track:

Now, Presidential Debate Commission Co-Chair Frank Fahrenkopf is calling Crowley a "mistake" as a moderator.

According to Jon Ralston, the Nevada-based political journalist, Fahrenkopf told the audience there that he was proud of the 2012 debate moderators, but added: “We made one mistake this time: Her name is Candy."

Although Crowley was willing to admit Romney was correct in his assessment after the debate was over, she continued to defend her interjection by saying she just wanted to move the conversation along.