Skip to comments.Romney defeats both Obama and Crowley at Town Hall
Posted on 10/18/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
No one told Mitt Romney that he would be the lone Republican taking part in a three way debate on Tuesday night but, not altogether unpredictably, thats the way it turned out.
According to debate moderator and part-time participant Candy Crowley, it was instinct which forced her to intercede on Obamas behalf during the somewhat rancorous discussion of the Benghazi murder of Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans. When Romney stated quite correctly that it took the Obama Administration 14 days to call the Benghazi killings a terror attack, Obama protested and Crowley immediately came to his rescue, saying to Romney he did, in fact, Sir (call it an act of terror,) referring to a statement given by the president the day after the killings.(1)
What Obama really said was 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. (1) Although this was indeed part of a statement given the day after the Benghazi attacks, Obama had NOT referenced the Benghazi killings as the acts of terror he spoke of. Rather, it was a general statement which could have just as easily referred to the 9/11 attacks the president had brought up at the same time. And it is a fact that no one in the Obama Administrationincluding Obama himselfspoke of terror in relation to Benghazi for the next 2 weeks, opting instead to call the 4 deaths the result of an anti-Muhammed movie discovered on the internet. Certainly that would have been an odd tack for the Administration to take had the president actually referred to the Benghazi murders as acts of terror on the day after they had occurred.
Yet Crowley felt it her duty, or rather a matter of instinct to come to Obama defense at this key moment in the debate. (2)
Funny the instinctive moderator didnt believe it necessary to correct Obama when he claimed that oil production has been up and that the oil companies have been granted permits to drill but refuse to do so. (3) We have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years, said the president, apparently oblivious to the fact that oil companies have vacated the Gulf of Mexico costing Americans thousands of jobs. (3)
But Romney quickly corrected Obama, telling the audience that oil production is down 14 percent this year on federal land, and gas production was down 9 percent. Why? Because the president cut in half the number of licenses and permits for drilling on federal lands, and in federal waters. (3) Yet, for some reason, Ms. Crowley did NOT admonish the president for his less-than-factual claims! Apparently she did not have these facts at her fingertips as she obviously did Obamas Benghazi statement.
Mitt Romney won this debate, defeating Barack Obama and his obliging assistant with both facts and superior delivery. Of course, most of the media immediately declared Obama the victor, but that was to be expected.
So polls are not likely to change a great deal as a result of the town hall, unless a few undecided voters who paid close attention now decide to support Romney thanks to the smarmy antics of Candy Crowley.
And his cow of a wife, Moochelle, standing and clapping (when she believed her lying mate scored a point against Romney) when the rules of the debate strictly forbid such displays from the gallery where Anne Romney and mama moochelle were sitting .just goes to show how low-class the Obamas really are .They BOTH believe that rules are made for other people not themselves.
Obama with his paused and jerky comments came off as a smarmy sophomoric debater, while Romney continues to look much more statesman-like.
Its highly suspicious that Candy had the transcripts of one specific speech in her hand and had the key phrase on her lips ready to spout off.
Obama did not have his teleprompter, but lucky for him he had his Crowleyprompter.
Not instincts, it was planned!
It was staged beforehand. In a real world there would be an investigation and Crowley would be fired.
Pray for America
Your comment on the Teleprompter replacement is spot on.
Is there any doubt that Obama had the questions in advance and Crowley had notes on rebuttals should he need them?
Her paper shuffling was so blatant - as she followed along -waiting for the need to pounce and put POTUS back on track.
I never understood why Republicans fall for the CNN/MSM
We need a FOX moderator for a change.
More than Candy having the transcript, how on earth did Obama know? He said, "get the transcript" - and Candy obliged.
Everything was planned: the interruptions, the selected questions, the Benghazi gotcha, the transcript. What we witnessed was collusion.
I would also like to see them release all of the 80 questions that were submitted beforehand so we can see which ones Crowley cherry picked.
I now realize that Obama himself chose the questions. It would be interesting to see the rest, for sure.