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Crowley Won’t Follow Debate Contract

Presidential Debate moderator Candy Crowley today reiterated that she plans to ask the candidates follow up questions after audience members have put a topic on the table.

Only, the contract between the two campaigns envisions her doing nothing of the sort:

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 2 minute response period.

Apparently, she’s not party to the debate contract, and she ain’t gonna follow it.

H/T to Dylan Byers of Politico and Mark Halperin of Time.

12 Responses to Crowley Won’t Follow Debate Contract

  1. I think that’s good for our (Romney’s) side. I don’t think she’ll show obvious bias.
    I haven’t watched her in years but I don’t remember her being a flaming liberal. She did read the Starr report on Clinton out loud. lol

      • Julie, you are and now were correct not to put any trust in her.

        Last tweet I read (Karl Rove) Obama got 10% more yak time tonight.
        I won’t begin to rant on how Candy Pol Pot helped him answer a question (incorrectly at that, too). Despicable and unprofessional behavior.

  2. I think the Dems set this up — their usual tactic — agree to anything and then change the rules when it’s too late. The Republicans certainly weren’t going to cancel the debate over this — would make their man look weak — so BO gets a “moderator” with an agenda to get him re-elected.

  3. Crowley is one of the best – wouldn’t want her to be a potted plant. Just hope she doles it out equally. If not, she might as well join the crew at MSNBC.