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Moderator Role Under Scrutiny Before Debate (Crowley wants to interject into town hall debate)
Time Magazine ^ | 10/15/12 | Mark Halperin

Posted on 10/15/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT by mrs9x

In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of the Tuesday town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned. While an early October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns suggests CNN’s Candy Crowley would play a limited role in the Tuesday-night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested she will assume a broader set of responsibilities. As Crowley put it last week, “Once the table is kind of set by the town-hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, ‘Hey, wait a second, what about X, Y, Z?’”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
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More at the link. These town hall debates frustrate me to no end.
1 posted on 10/15/2012 6:01:47 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: mrs9x

“Broader set of responsibilities” = tag-team Romney and throw lifelines to Obama.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 6:03:16 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: mrs9x

Interject on behalf of obama? After Biden’s disrespectful performance at the last debate, I imagine Romney won’t be taking any crap from Candy or obama.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 6:03:24 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: mrs9x
This is the disclaimer that should be placed under Crowley's fat mug during the Townhall debate......

........In truth, this is exactly how the members of the media see these debates in their heads.

4 posted on 10/15/2012 6:08:23 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: mrs9x
You cannot stop vacuous liberals from the projectile dissemination of their fallacies.

The best we can hope for is that the electorate now recognizes that the rabid, spittle-infused, gattling-gun approach to debate favored by liberals contains no truth.

5 posted on 10/15/2012 6:11:17 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: mrs9x

Yo, Candy! NOBODY — with the possible exception of your mother — is tuning in to watch YOU. Get over yourself and let Obama go about making an ass of himself. Again.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 6:11:23 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: mrs9x
“Broader set of responsibilities” = tag-team Romney and throw lifelines to Obama.

Let's hope Romney can fashion a noose for one of those lifelines for Obozo, so Barackwards can hang himself again in public.......

7 posted on 10/15/2012 6:11:30 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: mrs9x
Moderator Role Under Scrutiny Before Debate (Crowley wants to interject into town hall debate)

ALL of them should be under scrutiny . . . why the hell the Stupid Party has anything to do with these 4 straight highly liberal commentators moderating a so-called debate is beyond me. What the hell is the matter with the Stupid Party?

Why don't they just say that until they have a 50-50 participation (perhaps with Rush, Hannity, Levin, Malkin) as the co-moderator or perhaps as the ONLY moderator of at least 1/2 of them, then they can go to hell.

All these things are anyway is an attempt to get the conservative debater to say or do something stupid. My God, don't they Republicans get it?

8 posted on 10/15/2012 6:14:12 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: mrs9x

The obvious answer is to fire her, but no one will have the nerve to do that. The GOP, in particular, has a long history of playing on the enemy’s battlefield.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 6:14:53 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: thingumbob

I can see him stuttering now..... uh uh uh .... blah blah blah. Romney is far superior in intellect and he knows how to every so nicely deliver the zinger responses. He also didn’t let them get away with lies at the last debate. He talked over who he had to talk over and refuted each lie point by point. Obama will go in over confident and blow it.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 6:16:59 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: mrs9x

She is one of the worse liberals there is. Romney needs to stuff a sock in her mouth.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 6:17:52 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: mrs9x

It will be a hall packed with Pony Tail Guys moderated by a Lib reporter. Romney will be under assault from the get-go.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 6:20:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mrs9x

Oh, you mean the way Martha Raddaz did, huh? What a biased tool she was. And yet, Alan Simpson and the GOP RINOs keep agreeing to these debate moderators year after year.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 6:21:07 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: thingumbob
so Barackwards can hang himself again in public.......

How very politically INcorrect of you! ;^)

14 posted on 10/15/2012 6:21:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: All

Her future in the media depends on Obama winning this thing. He wins, she keeps her show, he loses she gets a gig on Al Jazzera, RT or Current TV.

She’s an umpire that owes the mob a bunch of money and they’re sitting in a van outside his house awaiting the outcome of the game. Funny thing is that the fans in the stands know this.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 6:23:48 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: mrs9x

Goes to show that the remaining two debates are excercises in futility. Nothing new will emerge and Obama will demonstrate his frustration with the fact that he has to attend the debate in the first place.
If the story on the eve of the debate is the moderator, then it is further evidence that the debate is meaningless.
I hope Cany interjects and tries to save Obama from himself, but after Joe Biden’s foolishness, the only people tuning into the debate will be MSNBC and DU Dummies.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 6:25:09 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: mrs9x

If we are going to play these debates like this then we should get moderators on our side. Let Limbaugh and Levin moderate 2 debates and let the Candy Crowley’s of the world moderate the other 2.

That would be entertaining!


17 posted on 10/15/2012 6:25:13 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: bmwcyle
She is one of the worse liberals there is. Romney needs to stuff a sock in her mouth.

Or an apple!

If Candy "are you going to finish your cake" Crowley is selecting the questions, I hope Romney's team has prepared him for the "Gimme Lobby" onslaught. It will be bleeding heart "give me other people's money" propagandizing to an absurd degree. Romney can defuse all of that with reasoned, polite answers...but he's got to be prepared for the audacity and shamelessness of the questions. It will be an audience filled with Sandra Flukes.
18 posted on 10/15/2012 6:25:40 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: mrs9x
“Once the table is kind of set by the town-hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, ‘Hey, wait a second, what about X, Y, Z?’”

It would be hilarious if Romney would just totally ignore any of her follow ups and keep answering the question as asked by the debate participant as if Crowley didn't exist (yes I realize it would be difficult to pretend something so large didn't exist).

19 posted on 10/15/2012 6:27:00 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Romney should come out and present Crowley with a big bag of halloween candy. That will keep her quiet the whole debate.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 6:27:09 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: mrs9x

So Romney has to debate two clowns?

Not only that, but the left-wingers will be sure to have their left wing plants in the audience.

If Obama pipes off about Bain, Romney should let him have it about Solyndra and its litany of brethren and how he successfully ran Bain while Obama never even ran a lemonade stand.

Since this debate is on foreign policy, be sure to beat the Benghazi drum hard and don’t forget Fast & Furious - we had to rely upon a Spanish language station to report on that disaster that resulted in the deaths of dozens of Mexicans.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 6:27:38 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: mrs9x

Sorry, next debate is foreign policy... :)


22 posted on 10/15/2012 6:28:21 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: mrs9x

She needs to be excused and put in her place a fair and honest moderator.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 6:28:30 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mrs9x

Does it really matter who the moderator is or what role they play? Obama is now akin to Hitler coming out of the bunker at the end of WWII to debate Eisenhower on whose leadership will be better for Germany.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 6:29:18 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: mrs9x

I’m not a fan of Town Hall debate formats either, they lack substance imho.

Obama will do better as he’ll seemingly connect with the questioner during his responses, it will give him a place to focus rather than a Camera which seems to intimidate him.

I also think that Obama will start every answer with a hyperbolic anti-Romney statement and then try and contrast himself as the better of the two.

Finally, I’m suspect that Obama will pull a prop out of his pocket — which I believe is against the debate rules.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 6:29:49 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Romney should come out and present Crowley with a big bag of halloween candy. That will keep her quiet the whole debate.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 6:29:56 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: jersey117
Obama will go in over confident and blow it.

Yep....Barackwards is a Narcissist.... AND..... Of course, the media is doing everything in it's power to inflate the poll numbers coming out before the debate to make Obozo even more confident.

I often wonder if Romney was really good at playing "War" in the snow with the neighborhood kids when he was young.......

27 posted on 10/15/2012 6:30:50 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: mrs9x
Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested she will assume a broader set of responsibilities.

Well, Crowley is nothing if not broader. My wife laughs at the way she stands sideways to give her reports, no doubt thinking that it makes her look thinner.

28 posted on 10/15/2012 6:32:17 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: mrs9x

I hope we’re all prepared to see Romney attacked by obama, Crowley, and the crowd. Expect to see the MSM declare obama the loser and expect a rash of polls showing obama ahead...at least until the next debate.


29 posted on 10/15/2012 6:33:07 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: thingumbob

Put a couple racks of ribs in front of her and she won’t care about interrupting.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: pgkdan
Expect to see the MSM declare obama the loser winner and expect a rash of polls showing obama ahead...at least until the next debate.

That's better...

31 posted on 10/15/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
It will be a hall packed with Pony Tail Guys moderated by a Lib reporter.

Puhleeze be my daddy!

32 posted on 10/15/2012 6:36:21 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: All; mrs9x
In another thread I posted this:

This debate will be a "townhall" with CNN's Candy Crowley advocating for Obama so expect the "War on Women," 47%, "fair share," Bain Capital, tax returns, homosexual agenda and even Romney's Mormonism to appear.

It WILL be ugly for Romney. Pray he handles himself well.

Looks like I had Crowley's role defined even though I was posting 'tongue-in-cheek'.

33 posted on 10/15/2012 6:39:38 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: mrs9x
To: Bluestocking
‘’The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.’’

I fully expect the additional minute of facilitated discussion will go something like this:

Crowley: Mr. President, when you said XYZ, didn't you mean 123?"
Putzident: 123, yes, Candy, 123.
Crowley: And you really meant to imply ABC, correct?
Putzident: Correct, Candy, ABC.
Crowley: Because you believe so-and-so, isn't that right?
Putzident: Absolutely, Candy, I believe so-and-so.

86 posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 11:38:26 AM by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)

Obama camp tips hand on debate

34 posted on 10/15/2012 6:40:45 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SeaHawkFan

The image of the unrestrained arguments carrying on while the moderator is buried in ribs just tickles me for some reason. Maybe she could throw bones at them when they exceed their time...lol


35 posted on 10/15/2012 6:41:06 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I was thinking about the saying........

"Just keep feeding them the rope.......eventually they'll hang themselves with it."

.........when I wrote that. It's a technique I employ often with the spouses relatives. I don't call them in-laws I call them my "out-laws"......

36 posted on 10/15/2012 6:41:06 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: mrs9x

Is this Alan Colmes’ wife? He is married to Monica Crowley’s sister but I don’t know if this is her sister?


37 posted on 10/15/2012 6:44:51 AM PDT by tinamina
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To: mrs9x

R: “B, how fortunate for you that you have Ms. C here to come to your assistance.”


38 posted on 10/15/2012 6:48:40 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: SeaHawkFan

“Put a couple racks of ribs in front of her and she won’t care about interrupting.”

Well, we know that works on Moochelle

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=picture+of+moochelle+eating+ribs&qpvt=picture+of+moochelle+eating+ribs&FORM=IGRE


39 posted on 10/15/2012 6:49:38 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Tuanedge

See #39


40 posted on 10/15/2012 6:53:09 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: mrs9x

Candy Crowley is one of the more partisan Dem reportes out there. Of course she’s going to try to open her fat mouth to cut off Romney when he’s on a roll and save Obama when he starts to stutter and stammer.

Remember this: Crowley’s goal at this debate is not to host a good debate. Its to do everything she can to turn this into a “turning point” so that Obama and the press can start a “comeback” narrative. She’s looking for praise from her fellow reporters as the person who turned this back around for Obama. She wants to have an interview like Katie Couric had with Sarah Palin. One that was perceived as stopping the McCain - Palin momentum.


41 posted on 10/15/2012 6:53:12 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeaHawkFan

Sadly, she’s a vegetarian.


42 posted on 10/15/2012 6:54:18 AM PDT by Mercat (He was playing Words with Friends.)
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To: IronJack

I dunno Iron, are you sure even a Mother could love THAT face?


43 posted on 10/15/2012 6:54:55 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: mrs9x


44 posted on 10/15/2012 6:55:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: mrs9x
Is Crowley going to play up being a woman? If so, why? She will be the second female moderator.
45 posted on 10/15/2012 6:56:58 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SeaHawkFan
LOL!......

EM, EEEMMMM, MMMMMM........


46 posted on 10/15/2012 6:57:27 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: lonestar

I’m sure Crowley will make sure that the following topics are addressed:

47%
Bain
“War on Women”
Gay Marriage


47 posted on 10/15/2012 7:04:28 AM PDT by mrs9x
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48 posted on 10/15/2012 7:05:10 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: LostInBayport

Maybe Romney should show up with a slice of cake and mount it on the podium...just to distract her..


49 posted on 10/15/2012 7:19:45 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: mrs9x

I think unfortunately this format favors Obama. This was the debate where the troll McCain looked like an elderly hobbit next to him, hobbling around the stage.

Though Romney looks and sounds more youthful than his years, he’s got something of a stiff, old-man walk himself.

And of course Obama will have already had Crowley working hard, picking out the best questions for him.

Then there’s the fact that the MSM is especially prepped to declare Obama the big winner. That’s what will both give Obama a boost and boost the ratings for the final debate.

The only thing that works against Barry in this is the structure of short answers. In one or two minutes, he barely gets more than his first three “ah’s” in, let alone comes to any sort of conclusion. Yet, Crowley can’t obviously let him run over time, as the first two moderators did, without it mucking up the format.


50 posted on 10/15/2012 7:21:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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