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CNN's Candy Crowley embraces the 'optics' of her role in Tuesday's presidential debate
Baltimore Sun ^ | October 12, 2012 | David Zurawik

Posted on 10/13/2012 8:41:09 AM PDT by SMGFan

October 12, 2012|By David Zurawik | The Baltimore Sun Two weeks ago, the conventional wisdom was that televised presidential debates weren’t going to matter much this year.

Then a TV debate took place in Denver on Oct. 3, and we are still talking about Big Bird being threatened, moderator Jim Lehrer getting steamrolled, President Barack Obama under-performing and the polls flipping from “done deal” to “game on” overnight.

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“I was honored and happy and all of those things when they asked me,” CNN’s chief political correspondent said in an interview last week. “But I did not think, ‘And I’m a woman.’ Because it’s not like you wake up in the morning and think, ‘I’m a man.’ It just is what you are, and you live your life.”

But, she adds, “I came to understand that it does matter in a way that I didn’t see at first. And I came to understand that through my emails, through folks who approached me in the grocery store, on the street, at the conventions, at the debates — folks who would hug me, young women, old women, their husbands, their sons, their fiancees or whoever who would say, ‘We’re so excited a woman’s going to do this.’”

Crowley says she does not “play down the optics of this” any more now that she sees the larger symbolic import of standing on that stage Tuesday night.

“It matters to minorities that you can see someone doing something you want to do and, hopefully, succeeding at it,” she explains. “It helps if you are a young woman to be able to look up on that stage and say, ‘Wow, a female’s doing this. I can do this, too.’”

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Why do Republicans of debate commission allow the Democrat choices?
1 posted on 10/13/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Pretty big optic.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: SMGFan
Is there ANYONE, Left or Right, that thinks Alan Colmes’ wife will be even remotely unbiased???
3 posted on 10/13/2012 8:43:30 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

She isn’t Allan Colmes Wife.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 8:45:45 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: SMGFan

Lara Logan should be moderating this debate.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 8:45:45 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: SMGFan

Perhaps the RNC was diabolically clever in allowing these Leftist losers moderate the faux “debates.” Or they were just typically stupid. Take your pick.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 8:46:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: originalbuckeye

Not related to Monica. Monica’s sister is named Jocelyn


7 posted on 10/13/2012 8:46:34 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Jumpmaster

Better yet, Lindsay Lohan should be the Moderator.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 8:47:04 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Let the CNN frauds moderate. It will likely work out in our favor because MITT WON’T TAKE ANY SHIT.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 8:48:37 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: SMGFan

Ah yes the woman who called the choice of Ryan for VP “some sort of ticket death wish.”


10 posted on 10/13/2012 8:48:39 AM PDT by rwh
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To: originalbuckeye
Even Colmes has better taste than that. His wife is actually attractive and quite an accomplished brain.
11 posted on 10/13/2012 8:48:44 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: SMGFan

They had a lib moderate the first debate. A conservative should moderate the second. It’s only fair. Equal time.

I nominate Rush Limbaugh.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 8:49:15 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: originalbuckeye

Are Monica and Candy the same person or related?


13 posted on 10/13/2012 8:49:15 AM PDT by Mercat (He was playing Words with Friends.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Wow. I stand corrected. I always thought Colmes was married to Candy Crowley. I did wonder how it was that Monica and Candy looked soooooo different.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 8:49:42 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SMGFan

I’m more concerned with the fact that she’s hippy dippy vegetarian who does transcendental meditation.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 8:50:39 AM PDT by Mercat (He was playing Words with Friends.)
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To: originalbuckeye; All

This isn’t that Crowley. Candy is the fat ugly one, who recently said that Romney-Ryan is the “death wish ticket”.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/08/11/CNN-s-Crowley-Romney-Ryan-is-a-Ticket-Death-Wish

She is as bad and biased as Andrea Mitchell


16 posted on 10/13/2012 8:50:39 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SMGFan
When Candy sits around the house, she sits arounnnnnnnd the house....
17 posted on 10/13/2012 8:51:27 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SMGFan

Seems we’ll be treated to yet another epic triumph of style over substance.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 8:51:37 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SMGFan

The only thing this lefty would embrace is a 10-pound ham and a box of Krispy Kremes.


19 posted on 10/13/2012 8:51:49 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Perdogg

More like John Candy Crowley...


20 posted on 10/13/2012 8:53:03 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SMGFan

Just looked up Jocelyn Crowley, PhD. Much more of a family resemblance to Monica!


21 posted on 10/13/2012 8:53:34 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: SMGFan

Women moderate presidential debates all the time so I don’t see why she should feel so bloody important and ground breaking.

She is the first calorically over-advantaged female moderator, she she’s got that going for her, which is nice.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 8:53:58 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Have you hugged your garbage man today?)
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To: SMGFan

Snookie would be a better option.


23 posted on 10/13/2012 8:53:58 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: billorites

ROTFLMAO!


24 posted on 10/13/2012 8:54:07 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: SMGFan
Mitt has to be prepared to debate both Hussein and Crowley - the deck is definitely stacked against him and after the last debate, Crowley will be pulling out all the stops to help Hussein!

Why does the GOP debate commission allow leftists moderators? My guess is that commission members are incompetent idiots.

25 posted on 10/13/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping, gay bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO!)
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To: clintonh8r
I got a letter from the state, Dear.
You're gonna need a license plate, Dear.
My little elephant joke come true.
Chew, Candy Crowley, chew!

26 posted on 10/13/2012 8:56:37 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SMGFan
"Why do Republicans of debate commission allow the Democrat choices?"

Because (I think) they believe it would be impolite and ungentlemanly to do otherwise, so, to prove their good sportsmanship, they gamely go along with it. Stupid fools.

To address the article, I am so thoroughly sick of the whole sisterhoody, oh-how-wonderful-to-see-a-woman-do-this-because-it-empowers-me crap. What is this, 1875? Is it really that novel to see a female reporter/media person?

27 posted on 10/13/2012 8:59:20 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: SMGFan

Candy from CNN looks like hillary if you fished her out of a lake after a week.


28 posted on 10/13/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: SMGFan

Candy from CNN looks like hillary if you fished her out of a lake after a week.


29 posted on 10/13/2012 8:59:53 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I don't know maybe Mitt shouldn't even go to this debate( but then the media will crucify him and call him a coward.) This "debate" will be another organized media lynching of Romney as raddatz did to ryan.

Against all these odds ,Romney has to turn around the liberal gotcha questions into revealing how Obama is destroying America destroying our freedom and destroying our future with

1. 6 trilion in added Obama debt which we can never pay back, which will destroy America and our future, 1 trillion $ deficits every year etc.
2. how Obama’s abuse of power like its passing the dream act by itself requires Impeachment of Obama.
3. how the media never critizes Obama lets Obama get away with anything and how dangerous that is
4. the coming Taxmaggedon that Obama’s Obama care will hit all us from everywhere in 2013(convenient how it is after the election.
5. number of jobs lower than when Obama took office( by millions of jobs), and workforce grew by 8 million so workforce participation lowest in 30 years, very high real unemployment etc.

I have 500 more items but no time and this is off the top of my head.

30 posted on 10/13/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: JPG
Dr. Jocelyn Crowley, Alan Colmes better half:
Even Colmes has better taste than that. His wife is actually attractive and quite an accomplished brain.

So I guess it's her taste that's in question then.
32 posted on 10/13/2012 9:00:53 AM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: SMGFan

the debates shouldn’t be about the moderator (or her optics, whatever the hell that is) but unfortunately, here we go again.


33 posted on 10/13/2012 9:02:40 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: JPG

Well her accomplished brain must work concerning everything but making a choice regarding men. LOL


34 posted on 10/13/2012 9:03:59 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SMGFan

What about all the people looking at her and getting sick?

Does Crowley care about them?


35 posted on 10/13/2012 9:04:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: txrefugee

If she doesn’t SAVE THE MESSIAH, she will be an outcast at all those NYC/DC fancy-dress parties, like Jim Lehrer is now.


36 posted on 10/13/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: SMGFan

Candy Crowley best learn a hard lesson. Jim Lehrer is doing just fine, period!!! Jim was quite shrewd and smart letting Obama & Romney mix it up on their own. Martha Raddatz IMHO. is a bit light in brain department. In fact, she is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer!!! In retrospect, she aided that buffoon, idiot Biden in his debate loss, by joining in on his side. She did not help him, she hurt him!!!

Again...in retrospect...Biden lost the style by being an unhinged moron on his own. Then he did OK on substance...until all the lies and mis-information came out!!! Then, Ms Raddatz put the finishing touches on the “Obama/Biden” defeat cake with her annoying and uncalled for interference. What a dummy!!!

So......Candy, girl.....if you have any brain in that head cavity of yours....all you will do next week, is call on questioners and then sit still and shut up!!! Let Obama & Romney duke it out by themselves.


37 posted on 10/13/2012 9:05:56 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Better yet, Lindsay Lohan should be the Moderator.

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My celeb choice would be Ted Nugent.


38 posted on 10/13/2012 9:06:12 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: SMGFan

I met Candy Crowley once...I tried to get around to her good side but I ran out of gas.


39 posted on 10/13/2012 9:07:13 AM PDT by Towed_Jumper (I fart in Muhammed's general direction!)
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To: Perdogg

Ha ha—the idea of Candy and Monica as sisters is, well, vivid!


40 posted on 10/13/2012 9:08:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SMGFan

No where does she talk about a commitment to fairness or objectivity. The qestion selections and follow-ups will all favor O. “Where’s the specifics of your tax plan, Gov. Romney.” Meanwhile, she’ll let O skate on his record of failure and complete lack of any plan to grow the economy


41 posted on 10/13/2012 9:08:58 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: SMGFan

Candy Crowley?? What’s the matter...was Bill Ayers unavailable?


42 posted on 10/13/2012 9:15:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SMGFan

Wide angle optics...


43 posted on 10/13/2012 9:17:27 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: nonsporting

“I nominate Rush Limbaugh.”

Seconded. And when the libs fail to show up, Romney can debate an empty chair.


44 posted on 10/13/2012 9:26:52 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

I was thinking the same thing. This is not at all new to have a woman moderating a debate. I bet they were applauding that a not so pretty woman would be allowed to have center stage for so long.


45 posted on 10/13/2012 9:29:33 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: verum ago; dforest
So I guess it's her taste that's in question then.

Indeed! It is the Mary Matalin paradox.

46 posted on 10/13/2012 9:38:30 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: verum ago
Even Colmes has better taste than that. His wife is actually attractive and quite an accomplished brain.

WOW!! I didn't know that Colmes was married to a Republican. (no Dems are hotties like this) I don't know how she can stand him, which calls into question just how much brain she has. He reminds me of a mule eating saw briars.

47 posted on 10/13/2012 9:39:58 AM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: nonsporting
"I nominate Rush Limbaugh."

Rush would be good, but my personal pick would be Mark Levin.

48 posted on 10/13/2012 9:48:59 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: nonsporting
"I nominate Rush Limbaugh."

Rush would be good, but my personal pick would be Mark Levin.

49 posted on 10/13/2012 9:48:59 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: CatherineofAragon

For the next two debates, even....


50 posted on 10/13/2012 9:49:45 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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