As Crowley put it last week, “Once the table is kind of set by the town-hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, ‘Hey, wait a second, what about X, Y, Z?’”That brings into sharp focus, this video she's calling the Romney-Ryan ticket a "death wish."
How can this woman possibly be considered "unbiased" when she's going to choose which questions to ask which candidate. In guarantee, that she will give Obama soft-balls, and biased "gotcha" questions to Romney. Nothing good can come from choosing this Democratic Operative w/a Byline as a moderator.
Surprisingly enough, both campaigns have protested her view points of the moderator's role.
According to the town-hall format language in the agreement, after each audience question and both two-minute responses from the candidates, Obama and Romney are expected to have an additional discussion facilitated by Crowley. Yet her participation is meant to be otherwise limited. As stated in the document: “In managing the two-minute comment periods, the moderator will not rephrase the question or open a new topic … The moderator will not ask follow-up questions or comment on either the questions asked by the audience or the answers of the candidates during the debate or otherwise intervene in the debate except to acknowledge the questioners from the audience or enforce the time limits, and invite candidate comments during the two-minute response period.” The memorandum, which has been obtained by TIME, was signed by lawyers for the two campaigns on Oct. 3, the day of the first presidential debate in Denver.I expect her to ambush Romney while giving Obama any possible benefit of doubt. She's widely known to support his campaign, both in word and deed. This debate may well strip away any further doubt of the media's becoming the unofficial propaganda arm of the Obama Campaign.