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Yeah, Candy Crowley Was
a ´Mistake´
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Debate Commission Co-Chair:
Yeah, Candy Crowley Was
a ´Mistake´

Breitbart Big Journalism, by Joel B. Pollak

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/20/2013 1:33:07 PM

In a lecture to conservatives at the Las Vegas Country Club, Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, admitted that the selection of CNN´s Candy Crowley to moderate the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in October 2012 had been a "mistake." Crowley stirred controversy by intervening in the town hall-style debate to support Obama´s contention that he had referred to the Sep. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as a terrorist attack the day after it had occurred.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: twculver, 2/20/2013 1:43:48 PM     (No. 9187003)

How can it be that an incompetent fool like Fahrenkopf is placed in such a critical position to begin with? Was this not obvious before the fact?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nicholveski, 2/20/2013 1:45:44 PM     (No. 9187007)

Anybody giving odds that old "Wolf, Erin, Pier, or Anderson will cover this little jewel tonight???????

If I was a gambling man I´d give 20 to 1 they won´t cover it. Especially in detail, or as to WHY.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jerseyden, 2/20/2013 1:48:35 PM     (No. 9187019)

Yeah , but the Debate commission will get it right in 2016. S/O. The only way the Repubs can get an unbiased debate is to do away with moderators and let the candidates have a few minutes apiece to talk about different topics with no interruptions from either side.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/20/2013 1:53:21 PM     (No. 9187031)

The debate commission is a joke. There simply cannot be any legitimate, loyal Republicans who serve on it because the last 5 or 6 Presidential debates, especially the town halls, were rigged in favor of democrats. Apparently, the GOP is just plain dumb, as I´d bet my next paycheck that all of the 2016 debates are also moderated by lefties in formats that favor the democrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/20/2013 2:01:23 PM     (No. 9187047)

Obama, Mister "57 states", is the real "joke", followed by that fat hog liar shill two-bit phony Crowley. The debates were a horrendous thing to watch, like fingernails on a chalkboard. Besides, Romney kicked Hussein´s ass in the debates and won the election....except for the people who voted 5 or 6 times for Barry Soetoro and thought it was okay. FRAUD! RECOUNT! JAIL TIME!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/20/2013 2:06:21 PM     (No. 9187069)

The whole debate system is a farce. The endless primary debates for the GOP nomination were run pretty much exclusively by leftists. This is how the Dems inserted the first War on Women talking points through George Stephanapoulas. If the GOP can´t even protect their own candidates from this kind of manipulation (although Romney handled that well, but it seemed just asking the question was evidence of the "war") then they need to terminate the party immediately. They have never protected Republicans, so I see no use in the party establishment.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 2/20/2013 2:08:22 PM     (No. 9187078)

“Prospective Moderators Need Not Apply”

Assuming the two candidates are grownups, other than an equal-time keeper, there should be no need for a moderator in a U.S. Presidential Debate. Just turn them loose and let we the people see how they handle themselves under pressure.

Moderators invariably become an issue, if not THE issue. Who needs ‘em? We sure don’t!



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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 2/20/2013 2:15:34 PM     (No. 9187096)

That´s funny #2, because Frankie just stepped down as the American Gaming Association CEO. He´s the head man for casino´s.

Once Crowley publicly stated she wouldn´t follow the rules she should have been replaced. There´s no excuse for allowing her to moderate after that.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/20/2013 2:27:44 PM     (No. 9187125)

Once I learned who would be moderating the 2012 presidential debates, I knew there would be no point in watching. Judging by the outcome of the election I didn`t miss anything.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/20/2013 3:18:37 PM     (No. 9187232)

Mistake...that what her parents said

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dittohead, 2/20/2013 3:19:24 PM     (No. 9187234)

And why can´t someone, anyone representing the Republicans just say NO THANKS to these debates? Geeze, Republicans can´t say NO to anything or anyone except the American people.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tennman, 2/20/2013 3:46:05 PM     (No. 9187293)

So says Captain Obvious. What next - predictions on the 2012 races?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/20/2013 3:47:01 PM     (No. 9187295)

What do you expect when you year the letters cnn or npr.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/20/2013 3:47:49 PM     (No. 9187298)

"hear"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pinons, 2/20/2013 3:52:37 PM     (No. 9187312)

Yep, Meatloaf should never have been put in charge.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Penney, 2/20/2013 3:55:43 PM     (No. 9187319)

Apparently no one on that GOP committee reads Ldotter´s opinions! They should get a clue & read Lucianne.com daily!

...´Buy ´em books & buy ´em books!´

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/20/2013 3:55:45 PM     (No. 9187320)

Pubbies think it´s okay to walk right into the enemy camp and surrender. Romney won the debates, the first one BIG time, and still lost the debates. Proof that when the referees are members of your opponent´s team, you can´t win.

It won´t change in 2016 mostly because the Pubs have become gutless dummies. Look at them surrendering on spending and immigration even now as I write.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/20/2013 4:22:23 PM     (No. 9187388)

The mistake was even asking the commission for their input. Just invite the Democrat to a honest debate. Then when they don´t accept, talk about nothing else until the election.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 2/20/2013 4:24:27 PM     (No. 9187395)

She was a whale of a mistake and that was just her dang ego and hubris.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/20/2013 5:03:11 PM     (No. 9187503)

The real mistake is the GOP agreeing to any debate moderated by the mainstream propaganda machine. Stop it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/20/2013 5:24:39 PM     (No. 9187534)

A big fat mistake!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/20/2013 5:37:00 PM     (No. 9187559)

In my line of work people get fired for this kind of gross incompetence. We could all see Candy was going to be a disaster from a mile away. It ´s hard for me to believe these people are this willfully ignorant. Sabotage seems more likely.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/20/2013 10:11:21 PM     (No. 9187961)

#17 has it. Yes Crowley was a disaster. Ldotters said at the time Romney camp allowing Dems to control how debates were done was stupid. A moron could have predicted what eventually happened.

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