Candy Crowley and Obama tag-team v Romney
By Sher Zieve
It began as a test for the Obama syndicate’s approval. During the VP debates, “Moderator” Martha Raddatz would ask VP Candidate Paul Ryan a question, a seemingly increasingly-demented VP Bidenwould begin loudly berating and contemptibly smirking and laughing while Ryan was trying to answer. Meanwhile, Raddatz continued to ask Ryan one follow-up question after another while Biden was still spouting off.
Although it seems to have worked for few others, the Obama sophomoric base appears to have loved it. It seems the keg-party/DUI and doper crowd supports Obama hands down.
Now comes Moderator Candy Crowley; the same Crowley that daily offers her opinions as news on Radio for ABCas each time a story about either Romney or Ryan must be “reported” one can hear the contemptuous and condescending sneer in her voice.
However, this time it appears to be worse. After both the Romney and Obama camps agreed to abide by the debate format — and their lawyers had agreed — Candy Crowley decided to change it…seemingly on her own.
Mark Halperin(Time-The Page) reports: “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.”
However, Ms. Crowley apparently didn’t like that and has decided to unilaterally (or with advice from the Obama syndicate’s?) decided to change that petty legal agreement to fit hers and Obama’s own agenda. Crowley has decided to disregard the “rules of engagement” and has announced that she will control both the candidate responses and will then follow up with her own penetrating questions of the candidates…make that “penetrating questions of the upstart candidate Governor Mitt Romney who is doing way too well in the polls for either the media or Team Obama to continue to allow.”
In order to appear not to be the obvious cause of this additional departure from sanity — if not the law — the Obama syndicate has yawningly announced in a rather feckless manner that it disagrees with Crowley on this…but ‘what can one do’? ABC doesn’t appear to care about any lawsuits that may result from this breach because if Crowley…………