Why does the GOP always agree to having (mostly) hard left moderators at every presidential debate? To persuade the liberal networks to air them? In 2016...seriously? Holding the debates on Fox News - exclusively - with Fox moderators - would upset the Democrats but if the RNC flatly refused to have the GOP presidential candidate appear in a debate on other networks, I suspect the DNC might go along, always assuming that they could spin the debate results and that a Fox moderator - predictably vilified by the MSM beforehand - wouldn't dare to ask Hillary anything but 'softball' questions. It could actually be a real debate - but then, this is the GOP and such hard bargaining is simply not in their DNA.
My memory might be shot, but I think that it was the Romney team itself that agreed to Candy Crowley and those other liberal democratic hacks.