Campaigns fuss over debate moderator asking questions Tuesday
“What are they both afraid of? A surprise question? a tough question? or worse, a follow up question that challenges them? That is exactly what the American people want in a debate and yes, Candy Crowley can do that. Both candidates need to be ready for anything and capable of answering anything,” the Fox host wrote-Greta van Susteren
(CNN) — Campaign lawyers for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have reportedly expressed concerns that Candy Crowley, CNN’s award-winning chief political correspondent, will ask questions in her role as moderator of Tuesday’s town hall-style presidential debate.
The report on Time Magazine’s website indicated the lawyers expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates after an interview in which Crowley described her role as the debate’s moderator.
Asked about that role Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Crowley said it was the same as moderators of past town hall style presidential debates.”
“There will be questioners to the right and left of me and in front of the candidates. And they will have the questions, and as was the case in the Charlie Gibson town hall meeting and the Tom Brokaw town hall meeting in presidential campaigns past, there was a time after that for follow-up and for…
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