Skip to comments.CNN's Candy Crowley embraces the 'optics' of her role in Tuesday's presidential debate
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 werent 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.
I was honored and happy and all of those things when they asked me, CNNs chief political correspondent said in an interview last week. But I did not think, And Im a woman. Because its not like you wake up in the morning and think, Im 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 didnt 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, Were so excited a womans 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 females doing this. I can do this, too.
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Pretty big optic.
She isn’t Allan Colmes Wife.
Lara Logan should be moderating this debate.
Perhaps the RNC was diabolically clever in allowing these Leftist losers moderate the faux “debates.” Or they were just typically stupid. Take your pick.
Not related to Monica. Monica’s sister is named Jocelyn
Better yet, Lindsay Lohan should be the Moderator.
Let the CNN frauds moderate. It will likely work out in our favor because MITT WON’T TAKE ANY SHIT.
Ah yes the woman who called the choice of Ryan for VP “some sort of ticket death wish.”
They had a lib moderate the first debate. A conservative should moderate the second. It’s only fair. Equal time.
I nominate Rush Limbaugh.
Are Monica and Candy the same person or related?
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.
I’m more concerned with the fact that she’s hippy dippy vegetarian who does transcendental meditation.
This isn’t that Crowley. Candy is the fat ugly one, who recently said that Romney-Ryan is the “death wish ticket”.
She is as bad and biased as Andrea Mitchell
Seems we’ll be treated to yet another epic triumph of style over substance.
The only thing this lefty would embrace is a 10-pound ham and a box of Krispy Kremes.
More like John Candy Crowley...
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