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Crowley: Romney ‘Right’ Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror,.. ["instinct forced her" call on Romney]
Mediate ^ | October 16, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 10/16/2012 11:16:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

........“I heard the president speak at the time. I, sort of, reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it,” said Crowley. “I knew that the president had said, you know, these acts of terror won’t stand. Or, whatever the whole quote was.”

“Right after that I did turn around and say, but you’re totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that that there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate which there wasn’t,” Crowley added.

“He was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word,” Crowley concluded. She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his “thrust” was correct."...........

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Her "instinct FORCED her to correct Romney even though his "thrust" was CORRECT.

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1 posted on 10/16/2012 11:16:39 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah and I bet it was “instinct” for her to have that info on her to begin with..I tell ya that Candy Crowley is a psychic isn’t she..to already have that info sitting right there when she had NO idea what Obama would say about it, its like she already knew what Obama would say, like she rehearsed it with him, nah can’t be..she’s just so darn impartial/sarc


2 posted on 10/16/2012 11:19:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just maybe there’s a reason why someone with an opposing instinct should moderate two of the four debates.

Imagine the Left agreeing to have four FoxNews talking heads doing the debates.

I’m guessing they’d think that was a bit fishy.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 11:19:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

0bama DENIED security, Americans DIED then 0bama LIED. I do not believe for one second that 0bama wasn’t aware of the security issue, given prior MAJOR attacks on that embassy.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 11:19:38 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Sarah Barracuda
CURL: Crowley skews hard for Obama in disastrous debate "..............By then, Mr. Romney had had enough, and talked over her demands. “No, let — let — let me go back and speak to the points the president made and — and — and let’s get them correct.”

At the next question, the moderator lost all control. “Candy,” Mr. Obama said. “Hold on.” “Mr. President,” the governor said, “I’m still speaking.” They mixed it up for a bit, then Ms. Crowley said: “Sit down, Mr. Romney.”

The most shocking exchange took place on the Benghazi attack that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others dead.

Mr. Romney: “You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror? It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying.”

Mr. Obama made no defense. “Please proceed, governor.”

“I want to make sure,” Mr. Romney said. “Get the transcript,” the president said. Then Ms. Crowley jumped in to do her own fact-check, on the spot. “It — it — it — he did in fact, sir. … He did call it an act of terror.”

The truth is, he didn’t. The day after the attack, he said only this: “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.” It took another two weeks before the White House would label the attack an act of terror........"

5 posted on 10/16/2012 11:21:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’d like to thrust her.....what a fat useless cow....


6 posted on 10/16/2012 11:22:05 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yep. The administration’s misleading narrative on the youtube video
will stay in the news, as Crowley’s bad call will. It’s the equivalent
of the replacement refs blowing the call and screwing the Packers.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 11:22:21 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: DoughtyOne

Crowley promised to mess this up, and she followed through.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 11:22:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I bet he is glad the Ambassador was killed
I bet enjoyed hearing about it. Obama is a psychopath.
9 posted on 10/16/2012 11:23:46 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Crowley is a Obamite b*tch so in the tank for Obama. Interfering with the flow of the debate to favor Obama. If she didn’t step into it, Obama would be shamed. Crowley should never be allowed to work this venue ever again. And she should forever be held to ridicule as being so blatently biased to lie to cover this president.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 11:25:51 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat
That moment was intentionally designed similar to an Al Gore sigh.
11 posted on 10/16/2012 11:27:32 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Crowley said she had prepared for the Libya topic. Quite right. She was prepared to help her boy and that’s exactly what she did. BUT, by interjecting herself so blatantly and INCORRECTLY in the debate, she probably did more damage to Bammy than Romney ever could have in one debate moment. For this topic will stay alive for days or weeks, extending into the next debate and making viewers even more skeptical of whichever liberal moderates that one.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 11:30:59 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

13 posted on 10/16/2012 11:31:52 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: roadcat

14 posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:02 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just watching that clip you can see she is struggling to explain what she did. She mentioned twice how she had also commented on Obama’s false assertion about the video; as if that evened it all out.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:31 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Instinct = liberal bias


16 posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:52 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It wouldn’t have mattered to a good moderator. A good moderator would have said “Mr. President. Would you like another 5 seconds to answer the question? The questioner wants to know who rejected the requested extra security.”

And since there was not a good moderator there, Romney Should have said it. I hope someone on his team sees this and gives him the line in the final debate on foreign policy.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 11:34:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: cherry

what a fat useless cow...

I hate that Candy and the media


18 posted on 10/16/2012 11:36:33 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Terry Mross

I agree, Romney could have really nailed Obama on Libya but for some reason did not. Bring up how the State Department had a memo on September 5th on their own web site that stated how even though they have no intelligence about an attack that might take place there should be more security..and how, if Obama DID say this was a terrorist attack, how come for TWO DAMN WEEKS they blamed this on the stupid video..Romney should have used the words “COVER UP” maybe he’s saving it for the final debate but he should start using those words


19 posted on 10/16/2012 11:38:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: timestax

“.................Responding to Crowley’s intervention, Obama said: ‘Candy, could you say that a little louder?’ That tense moment saw the audience burst into a round of applause - despite rules meant to restrict any displays of partisanship from the crowd.....”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218834/U-S-presidential-debate-2012-Barack-Obama-Mitt-Romney-meet-Hempstead-New-York.html


20 posted on 10/16/2012 11:39:30 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Romney can do that in the 3rd debate. let’s email his campaign.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:39:50 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Well maybe that Cow Candy threw Romney off with that blatant lie.Romney can do that in the 3rd debate. let’s email his campaign.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:40:40 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: rurgan

I think he will..the fat cow kept on interrupting him it was disgusting..and Crowley, even though she tried to help Obama, may end up ruining him because now people will focus on Libya since Crowley blatantly LIED to the American people


23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:41:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

obama never answered the man’a question. He could have said “I did” but then he’d have to explain it. He could have said that’s State’s job but that would have shown weakness. He hurt himself on that topic even with Candy Striper’s help.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:43:59 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: ConservativeStatement
That moment was intentionally designed similar to an Al Gore sigh.

If ever Romney crosses paths with Mr. Crowley, I hope he sucker-punches that b*tch. Carrying water for Obama again and again. Is Mr. Crowley a transgender (more balls than Obama).

25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:46:50 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Oldpuppymax
she probably did more damage to Bammy than Romney ever could have in one debate moment.

Yep. It can't have helped Obama to be seen as being rescued by the likes of Candy Crowley. He seemed quite pleased with her help though, it didn't seem to embarrass him at all. To appear pleased to have the debate moderator have to jump in and rescue you and gang up with you against your debate opponent does not make you look very Presidential.

26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:47:29 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: All
Earlier posts:

Romney ‘Right’ That Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror, But Thought ‘He Picked The Wrong Word’

Romney ‘Right’ That Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror, But Thought ‘He Picked The Wrong Word’

27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:47:37 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It’s good if they can start using the word cover up (Like you said), otherwise I say “It’s the economy”. Maybe Rush can do that though as I think the media won’t.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 11:47:37 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Call me an optimist, but perhaps some of the other MSM outlets will smell blood in the water give this story some airtime.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 11:49:13 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: rurgan

Id call Obama a LIAR and bring up how at least with Watergate no one died..but I doubt Romney will do that..just has to say that this is a massive cover up and how the Obama Administration is hiding the truth from the American People


30 posted on 10/16/2012 11:49:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I think she realized now that she did more damage to 0bama than to Romney. When Anderson Cooper, her fellow CNN personality, tweeted that she was wrong on Libya, she knew that she crossed the line.

While the low-info voters might see it differently, I think the damage is through two things: (1) It highlights 0bama's lie and would also be highlight of the second debate the way Biden's laughs were, and (2) It triggered the sense of fairness among the independents. Most Americans are for fair treatment in sport. When the referee blatantly biased for one team, people might feel compel to punish the referee by punishing the team she favored.

31 posted on 10/16/2012 11:51:02 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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That's good . Let's email the Romney campaign. Maybe he'll use it in the 3rd debate. That is a cover up like watergate. They came up with this video lie to cover up their huge error. they knew it was a terrorist attack but covered it up with the video lie. Although I think at this point it's the economy and not enough time for the cover up thing to gather steam but you never know. that cow crowly smelled Romney was going to out Obama on this and cut him off with that lie about that Obama did say it was a terrorist attack when it hadn't.

I'm so nervous. I hope we win this election. Freedom is in peril.

32 posted on 10/17/2012 12:00:30 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: paudio
I think she realized now that she did more damage to 0bama than to Romney. When Anderson Cooper, her fellow CNN personality, tweeted that she was wrong on Libya, she knew that she crossed the line.

She knew the moment she said it - it was a planned psychodrama.

33 posted on 10/17/2012 12:23:31 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
She went on to say that her instinct forced her to correct Romney even though his “thrust” was correct."

She finally admits what we have been saying for years:
That the leftists in the media have such a built in bias that they cannot see it.

She called it instinct, but it was actually her intrinsic bias for the democrat and against the republican that caused her to jump out and back Obama regardless of the facts.

And we know she is aware of the facts because of her immediate acknowledgement of the error as soon as the debate ended.

So it was either her bias or it was intentional and overt siding with Obama - or maybe some of both.

I hope this dogs her around the rest of her career - like a dead albatross around her neck.


34 posted on 10/17/2012 12:25:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Candy Crowley Moderates

a debate between

President Barack Obama

and

some loser

35 posted on 10/17/2012 12:28:29 AM PDT by TChad
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To: rurgan
what a fat useless cow...

Crowley is certainly a useless moderator, but I don't think it's constructive to insult her because of her weight. We should ideally restrict our criticisms to the overt bias which she displayed, rather than resorting mean-spirited personal attacks.

I don't mean to preach, and I know Crowley's behaviour was infuriating. I myself have on occasion probably been guilty of similar insults, but in this case I find them to be in poor taste and think that the substance of Crowley's unfairness should be the focus.

At this juncture, Governor Romney needs to attract every potential voter he can, Thus his supporters should maintain decorum. You never know which undecided voters might be reading these very discussions; some of them could be overweight themselves. It would be a shame to alienate such people.

36 posted on 10/17/2012 12:29:45 AM PDT by sargon
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Says it all doesn’t it!


37 posted on 10/17/2012 12:34:41 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

since when does the moderator join the debate..and since when does the moderator make up her/his own rules.


38 posted on 10/17/2012 12:58:19 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Oldpuppymax

...”Crowley said she had prepared for the Libya topic. Quite right. She was prepared to help her boy and that’s exactly what she did. BUT, by interjecting herself so blatantly and INCORRECTLY in the debate, she probably did more damage to Bammy than Romney ever could have in one debate moment. For this topic will stay alive for days or weeks, extending into the next debate and making viewers even more skeptical of whichever liberal moderates that one.”...

I hope this topic will be what stands out from this debate. I jumped out of my chair when she made her remarks. Unbelievable! These leftists think, in this day of extraordinary communication, that they can talk you out of recent history you heard with your own ears and saw with your own eyes. I believe Ms Crowley is going to find out that this will not pass.


39 posted on 10/17/2012 1:09:28 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: dalebert

Since the “moderator” wasn’t a signatory to the agreement between the parties and the debate commission and Romney ‘won’ the first debate decisively.


40 posted on 10/17/2012 1:12:33 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: cherry

I’d like to thrust her.....EEEWWWWW!


41 posted on 10/17/2012 1:17:46 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“.................Responding to Crowley’s intervention, Obama said: ‘Candy, could you say that a little louder?’ That tense moment saw the audience burst into a round of applause - despite rules meant to restrict any displays of partisanship from the crowd.....”

I was really wondering about the choice of questions..Thought they were odd during this time of grave problems threatening to destroy us and found it interesting that Megan Kelly of FOXNEWS, called attention to the strange questions almost immediately after the debate was over. She noticed, too. Crowley chose those questions to satisfy her passion for Obama. The other thing I wonder about is whether Obama received the questions in advance. Is that possible?


42 posted on 10/17/2012 1:18:45 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They had a refutation of Romney’s reply before he began to speak. The question was set up so Obama could come across righteously indignant at any hint of incompetence. That’s the gambit for the next debate. One could tell that when Romney looked back incredulously at Obama knowing he’d been trapped. They can run but they can’t hide nexttime.


43 posted on 10/17/2012 1:33:16 AM PDT by idaho foxtrot
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To: Oldpuppymax
Crowley said she had prepared for the Libya topic.

She said "kind of wanted to be up on it", as if she didn't really give a crap about it.

"I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it," said Crowley.

44 posted on 10/17/2012 1:35:17 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I watched this debate in a room of 200 well-informed Republicans. When Obama uttered his lie about the Rose Garden, the room exploded in outrage. The tumult was so great that I didn’t hear Crowley’s traitorous lying defense of Obama, and when the noise died down, I heard the applause and didn’t realize what it was for. Drudge and FR had to clear that up.

What I said would happen happened. Don’t mean to say I told ya, but I knew that somehow a lie would be told and not contradicted (in fact it was corroborated), and the lie would live on in the memories of about 50 million people who do not bother with follow-ups on the debate.

This is a standard dirty trick of the Dems. Barack did it right before the 2008 election on the issue of the live birth (”failed” abortion) law in Illinois. No time to refute the lie before the vote.

Somehow this nonsense has got to be stopped. It is a threat to the Republic.


45 posted on 10/17/2012 1:45:53 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: All
This poll needs some balance ......
46 posted on 10/17/2012 1:51:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: firebrand

And I might add that the denial of terrorism is a Dem article of faith and an Obama dogma. This is the biggest issue of our time—not the economy, serious as that is. It puts us all in grave danger to deny that we are targeted by terrorists or to pretend that Obama somehow got them all when the SEALs killed bin Laden.


47 posted on 10/17/2012 1:51:07 AM PDT by firebrand (Beware of wishful thinking--the mousetrap of small minds.)
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To: firebrand

The Romney campaign and the Super Pac’s better come charging out the gate tomorrow in commercials with her b.s.. I am so pissed off about this you all have no idea. It made me so pissed and sick to my stomach when she did this I just literally felt like we were watching a debate in Russia.

Obama has a BIG problem on his hands next week...and those problems are all called Iran, Israel, Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Fort Hood, Muslim Brotherhood etc...all of these issues are HIS RECORD. Not Mitt’s.

Mitt will wipe the floor with Obama next week and Obama will come coasting in off a false sugar high that he thinks he actually won something tonight because his cheer squad back at the networks said so.

NOW is the time for Romney and Ryan to flood the nation with TV spots showing the video of their own words...patterns, lies, and bias.


48 posted on 10/17/2012 1:57:51 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I understand she has booked to go on ALL the Sunday shows, will be talking to Wolf Blitzer, Bill Marr, Ellen, Oprah, The View etc even gonna give R Limbaugh a call and ask if she can go on his show.

The reason for the above is so she can set the record straight and make sure the truth gets out.

Now, about that oceanfront property in Arkansas we were talking about.

CC and Billary will be able to park their brooms and catch one of those pigs that will be flying around also.


49 posted on 10/17/2012 1:59:26 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Ultimately Romney still could have laid waste to Obama on this issue even with Crowley as moderator. He wasn't nearly as aggressive and passionate as he should have been.
50 posted on 10/17/2012 2:19:18 AM PDT by bramps
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