On the stage will be Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for president, and incumbent Barack Obama, running for reelection. The moderator will be CNN ideologue Candy Crowley. Intended topics for the candidates to debate are both domestic and foreign policies.
|Brags she will break her debate contract.|
The problem is that Crowley is bound by her contract to a well-defined and well-limited role.
(Italics added by Politico.) Now, those are the terms. If Candy didn't like them, she should have attempted renegotiation before signing. If that didn't work, she should have refused the job. But she did take it - and then, only the day before the debate, announces she won't keep her word. Tough luck to the two parties and the Commission on Presidential Debates, so sue me. Both parties, btw, have objected to Ms. Crowley redefining her role as she sees fit.
We need not wonder whether Ms. Crowley will moderate the debate with integrity. She is, after all, an open left-wing ideologue. But the real kicker is that she has already proven she has no integrity. She is not honest.
And so she will moderate the debate exactly in the manner one would expect of someone like that. It will be an exercise of egotistical self promotion on Crowley's part. Romney, Obama, the audience present in person or electronically and the country itself - all are secondary to what will be a Candy Crowley Ego Stroking Circus. Just wait.
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Update: And the winner is!