Monday, October 15, 2012

Debate Moderator Candy Crowley Pressured to Be Quiet, Act Like Jim Lehrer - by BOTH Campaigns

At last, something the Obama and Romney campaigns agree on!

Presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley should not ask hard questions, or any questions really. The woman should keep her pretty little mouth shut and let the candidates have an easy night responding only to  audience members in Tuesday's Town Hall debate.

In other words, the woman should act like Jim Lehrer.

Can anyone doubt that if the first presidential debate had been moderated by Martha Raddatz instead of Jim Lehrer, it would have been a far far better night?  President Obama might have been forced to exhibit a little passion. Candidate Romney might have been forced to exhibit a little truthfulness.         

Crowley is the 2nd woman in all of U.S. history to moderate a presidential debate. 

Ms. Crowley should especially not embarrass anyone by uttering words like: "EQUAL PAY" "ABORTION" "PLANNED PARENTHOOD" "TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND" "LEGITIMATE RAPE"  "FORCIBLE RAPE" or, God Forbid: "BIRTH CONTROL!"

The Obama and Crowley campaigns even wrote their boy-agreement down on paper and presented it to the Debate Commission!

Never mind that they forgot to get Crowley to sign on. This leaked story is supposed to pressure the woman, um journalist, to BE QUIET!  

It's bad enough the Commission stuck women into the less important job of VP debate moderator and the limited or more constrained job of Town Hall moderator.

Did I say bad? Sorry, I meant to say sexist.  Yeah, the Debate Commission is sexist when it gives the most serious presidential debates to men like Jim Lehrer and reserves the less weighty debates for women like Martha Raddatz and Candy Crowley.  

Crowley is the first woman in 20 years to moderate a presidential debate

The effort to pressure Candy Crowley into acting like Jim Lehrer is unforgivable and, no doubt, a waste of time. Clearly the woman intends to show up and do her job.  She intends to act like a journalist:

 "I’m not a fly on the wall. We don’t want the candidates to spout talking points. That doesn’t help voters … I’m going to react organically to what’s happening.”
UPDATE: NOW: Tell Candy Crowley You've Got Her Back!