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CNN's Candy Crowley embraces the 'optics' of her role in Tuesday's presidential debate
Baltimore Sun ^ | October 12, 2012 | David Zurawik

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 weren’t 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.

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“I was honored and happy and all of those things when they asked me,” CNN’s chief political correspondent said in an interview last week. “But I did not think, ‘And I’m a woman.’ Because it’s not like you wake up in the morning and think, ‘I’m 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 didn’t 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, ‘We’re so excited a woman’s 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 female’s doing this. I can do this, too.’”

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To: txrefugee
Perhaps the RNC was diabolically clever in allowing these Leftist losers moderate the faux “debates.” Or they were just typically stupid. Take your pick.

Typically stupid.

51 posted on 10/13/2012 10:04:43 AM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: JPG

“quite an accomplished brain.”

Not if she married colmes.


52 posted on 10/13/2012 10:06:03 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: verum ago

How is that corpse get HER to marry him????


53 posted on 10/13/2012 10:10:41 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: verum ago

How did that corpse get HER to marry him????


54 posted on 10/13/2012 10:11:12 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: verum ago
Dr. Jocelyn Crowley is sister to Monica Crowley, almost always paired with the obnoxious Alan Colmes on the Bill O'Reilly show. Jocelyn is married to Colmes.

Therefore, Monica Crowley is Colmes' sister-in-law.

Must be a fun time at Thanksgiving dinners.

BTW, in my humble opinion, Monica Crowley is the most informed, most quick-witted, most gutsy and most articulate conservative counter-puncher on TV as well as being very attractive.

Well, Monica, as they say, you can pick your pew, but you can't pick your relatives.

Leni

55 posted on 10/13/2012 10:13:58 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SMGFan

These “debates” are not debates at all, and the idea that a) they have some kind of official status and b) that they should be run by Leftists is absurd.


56 posted on 10/13/2012 10:15:36 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: clintonh8r

She renamed herself Candy after her favorite food.


57 posted on 10/13/2012 10:22:56 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: SMGFan
I am sick of all the moderators being unmoderate leftist shills.

If the left insists on doing this, then the right should insist on having Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin moderate a debate. That would be great entertainment!

58 posted on 10/13/2012 10:23:22 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: SMGFan

Will she have any questions about the Mooch’s calorie nazi policies?


59 posted on 10/13/2012 10:23:53 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: SMGFan
Why does the commision never appoints a Republican to moderate the debates. Obamas went to (Democrat) moderators Raddatz wedding. I'd call that a conflict of interest. A big no no! Raddatz was rude, wouldn't let Ryan finish speaking, cut him off least 10 times, went to Biden whom she gave ample time. Did anyone notice that on the next to the last question that was asked Biden, he rattled the answers right off and cross them off on his paper one by one like he have been given the question before the debate.
60 posted on 10/13/2012 10:25:12 AM PDT by deedeedog
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To: 9YearLurker
Ha ha—the idea of Candy and Monica as sisters is, well, vivid!

"Crowley's sister Jocelyn is an associate professor at Rutgers University and Jocelyn is married to Fox News Channel contributor Alan Colmes."

61 posted on 10/13/2012 10:28:27 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

We aren’t going to get Rush although did Olberman ever do a debate?

I think our best shot would be Greta, O’Reilly or maybe Carl Cameron.

GOP idiots need to hold out next time to have at least one of those people do one debate.


62 posted on 10/13/2012 10:28:46 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: nonsporting

“They had a lib moderate the first debate. A conservative should moderate the second. It’s only fair. Equal time.”

I nominate Mark Levin.


63 posted on 10/13/2012 10:35:15 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: Brandonmark

I know.


64 posted on 10/13/2012 10:38:43 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Paine in the Neck
Will she have any questions about the Mooch’s calorie nazi policies?

This is the problem with a liberal moderator, she will go heavy on the abortion issue, and other women's issues and totally ignore Obama's record of failures.

She doesn't have to be unbiased in her moderating, it's all done in the selection of topics to be discussed and in the order and time given to each one.

65 posted on 10/13/2012 10:49:57 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: SMGFan

All Romney has to do to gain favor and control over Crowley is to bring out a box of bon-bons when the debate begins.


66 posted on 10/13/2012 10:57:25 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: SMGFan

Er, Ms. Crowly could you move a little to one side or the other, we’re having a hard time seeing the candidates.


67 posted on 10/13/2012 10:59:47 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everyone stands around reloading.)
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To: SMGFan
We’re so excited a woman’s going to do this.

I have never understood this.

I like listening to men talk. I like how they think. Throw the sexes together and it becomes a social occasion - something different than serious discussion.

I want more men!

68 posted on 10/13/2012 11:00:17 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: SMGFan
Well, we've had an old liberal, a suck up liberal and now a fat liberal. Gotta love that diversity. Shall we assume one more liberal network with liberal camera crews panning for the liberal side? They'd make Hitler proud.

I hope these moderators aren't doing this for free - the DNC should be paying them with more than insider tips.

69 posted on 10/13/2012 11:29:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: nonsporting
Liberals aren't 'fair' they're jerks. Tell me one time liberals have ever been fair to any group that didn't support them. Never.

They're much vaunted 'tolerance' doesn't extend beyond their members. It would be as if we stuck our noses in the air and were so proud we were 'tolerant' of conservative Christians - or gun owners. They'd be a joke if they were smart enough to see themselves as the rest of us see them.

70 posted on 10/13/2012 11:32:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“Mitt has to be prepared to debate both Hussein and Crowley”

Not to mention the questioners from the audience who have been hand-picked by Crowley, et al. It’s gonna be so fixed. It’s like Brent Bozell said on Hannity last night, that he has no sympathy for the GOP since they just go along and never even attempt to have fair debates.


71 posted on 10/13/2012 11:58:38 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: lwoodham

“I didn’t know that Colmes was married to a Republican.”

Jocelyn Crowley is not a Republican; she’s a flaming lib. I have to assume that Monica goes to Stuart Anderson for Thanksgiving dinner. Could you imagine sharing a meal with Colmes.


72 posted on 10/13/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: SMGFan

How exactly are women “minorities” again? No matter how rare white Christian heterosexual males get in the future, I’m sure they’re never going to be called “minorities.”


73 posted on 10/13/2012 12:07:10 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: SMGFan

for my optics I prefer Poppy Harlow:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22poppy+harlow%22&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=YLx5UInLHobz0gH12ID4DQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1018&bih=655


74 posted on 10/13/2012 12:12:32 PM PDT by isom35
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