Presidential Debate Co-chair: Picking Candy Crowley to moderate debate was a “mistake”

Surprised to hear Fahrenkopf admit this. I mean, she did her job didn’t she, she protected Obama.

CBS NEWS – Picking Candy Crowley, host of CNN’s Sunday show “State of the Union,” to moderate one of the 2012 presidential debates was a “mistake,” one of the debate organizers said yesterday.

“We made one mistake this time: Her name is Candy,” Frank Fahrenkopf, a co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, said bluntly at an event in Las Vegas, political reporter Jon Ralston reported Tuesday.


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  • PhillyCon

    The damage (or job) is already done. This is just like yesterday’s Politico’s piece on media bias.

    • mike3e4r7

      I can still remember Obama’s smug, unpresidential grin when Crowley defended him with her lies. I would love five minutes in the ring with Obama. THAT’S RIGHT, I SAID IT! lol.

      Is that one of Obama’s drones I’m hearing overhead? Damn! his band of cyber warriors are fast!

    • white531

      Yeah, what are we doing, talking about this anyway?

  • Pretty much everyone they picked was a mistake.

    • nosilasunny


    • 80s_kid_wants_rainbow_back

      Lehrer actually wasn’t that bad, he allowed Romney to finish his points. Crowley the Gorg was a shameful disgrace and Skeletor Radditz was not much better.

  • mike3e4r7

    Their whole campaign philosophy was a mistake – letting the enemey (the media) determine the rules of the game. This was just one symptom of a misguided philosophy. If he thinks this was the ONE mistake they made, he still doesn’t have a clue.

  • c4pfan

    Too little, too late.

    • Yeah, I think you got it all right there.

  • jim Asherman

    No amount of cheating or even voter fraud is inexcusable when done in the name of the one.

  • bjohnson55

    Do ya think? This is a big problem with todays Republicans, 20-20 hindsight and ADHD attention span on future messaging.

  • Sober_Thinking

    She probably single-handedly turned the course of the race. Some might argue that… that’s fine. But she was a landmine and she definitely derailed Romney’s campaign and debate performance.

    That being said… if they try this crap next election cycle by loading the moderator decks with flaming liberals…

    This insanity must stop.

    • Hologram5

      That being said… if they try this crap next election cycle by loading the moderator decks with flaming liberals…

      Problem with that is, the spinelessness we’ve seen from the GOP won’t change anytime soon and as such, nothing will be done about it. Look at the extent of voter fraud in Ohio and WI, I mean really? 59 Districts with ZERO votes for Romney in a swing state? Highly unlikely but ok. But 140% turnout in districts where only 100% is available? Mathematically UNFEASIBLE.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Sickening… I didn’t know America had become a 3rd world nation.

        This torques my jaw!

        • Hologram5

          You got that right! And this is EXACTLY why Barack O’bummer has been the BEST gun salesman in HISTORY! We are ALL torqued and we’re only going to put up with so much more before we snap!

          • Sober_Thinking

            Well, I agree with you 100%.

            The sad thing is that if or when we all “snap”, then we play right into their hands… the media will claim that, “See? The Tea Party is dangerous!” (or some such drivel) And Obama will finally be able to declare martial law and grow the government unopposed and control America (it’s weird, it’s kinda like the dark side and the Emporer in Star Wars).

            That being said… there likely is a time when revolution and violence is warranted and necessary… like if Caesar Obamus tries to steal a 3rd term or something similar.

            I hear ya, I share your frustration.

            • Hologram5

              With all the idiot dems trying for gun grabs in too many states, it’ll come quicker than you think…

              • Sober_Thinking

                I hope not… but you’re right. Many seem one more shove away from push back…

                • Hologram5

                  I’m not advocating it by any means but when we have Sheriffs nationwide creating militias and talking about 2nd A rights and how they won’t enforce fed laws, we’re in a bad place and it’ll only get worse before it gets better.

  • More after-it’s-all-over news, to go with Barack never called until after four men died, the economy shrinking at the end of 2012 (and the beginning of 2013), and unemployment is on the rise again.

    I mean, nobody could have predicted Barack would be such a screw up, right?

    • tinlizzieowner

      His first election was a masterpiece of double talk. He was the ‘the great white/black hope’. The first ‘African/American’ President, he was going to ‘unite the races’. He was going to run a ‘transparent government’. He said all the right things at just the right time and it’s a damn tragedy he wasn’t what his ‘machine’ made him out to be.
      Some of us who were doing what ‘the media’ had no intention of doing, could see through the publicity fog, most didn’t. 🙁
      The second election was nothing more than a pure, media assisted, fraud.

      • white531

        Yep, that’s pretty much it.

      • The RNC and Karl Rove helped the media, too, …unfortunately.

  • poljunkie

    Looking back i’m not sure why we even bothered. The media was so far in the tank for Obama, and a large % the voters are either clueless or of the entitled mindset. Toss in a little bit of fraud….

    edit : typo

  • maynardb50

    I guess we all have to vote 6 times on the next go around, like the democrats do.

  • sjmom

    They made more than one, but who’s counting?

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    D’uh. Ya think?

  • tinlizzieowner

    Presidential Debate Co-chair: Picking Candy Crowley to moderate debate was a “mistake”.

    Oh BS. She carried Obama’s water, just like she was supposed to. That one question where she had Obama’s ‘facts?’ sitting right in front of her, was a dead give away.

    • steprock

      And THAT was a total disgrace. An insult to the entire system of debates, if not to the free election process itself.

  • stage9

    Presidential Debate Co-chair: Picking Candy Crowley to moderate debate was a “mistake”….

    Interpretation: Presidential Debate Co-chair: Picking Candy Crowley to moderate debate was intentional.

    • white531

      “Interpretation: Presidential Debate Co-chair: Picking Candy Crowley to moderate debate was intentional.”

      Here’s my version, Stage.

      Interpretation: Presidential Debate Co-chair: Picking Candy Crowley to moderate debate was a fantastic idea!

      • white531

        Seriously, how in the world can you give a debate moderator any credit for remaining neutral, when they jump in and start participating in the very conversations they are supposed to be moderating? Duh.

  • clockwindingdown

    It wasn’t a mistake, they did it on purpose! No one, and I do mean no one, is a stupid as these people claim to be, if they were they would not be in the position of power they are in.

    They agreed to the debates, they new what they were doing, now they are attempting to provide further cover for their complicity, meaning something else is up!

  • FreeManWalking

    “We made one mistake this time:” I can think of more than one…

    What about the one you made calling them Debates?

    • white531

      All debates are anymore, are organized smear campaigns, run by Liberals.

      They saw what Reagan did to Carter, and they vowed never to let it happen again.

  • jrt1031

    I am so sick of hearing everyone on the left complain about how the ecconomy is so bad and how they arent getting raises and taxes and prices are going up up up as if its such a suprise…….. more and more are happy to collect unemployment …………We wouldnt be in this position if the dems didnt steal and cheat the election processs and Romney were president right now. America is so used to not having money to save that they acually re-elected the problem. The moral of the story. Always make new mistakes and quit supporting the problem.

  • syvyn11

    But next time they’ll pick four liberals to ‘moderate’ them again.

  • white531

    If I were a Liberal, which I’m not, I would thank God that Republicans are as stupid as they are.

    Because they fall for every trick Liberals throw in their path. They are never on offense, always on defense. The media that the Liberals own, rips them up one side and down the other, every single day of the week, and they never, ever, respond with an intelligent comment.

    This has gone on so long now, that its not even a joke anymore. Boehner is such a ridiculous fool, that I can’t put words on it. I’m just a regular American. My only credentials are, I don’t watch television, and I read books. That, and I have read the Constitution, more than once.

    I don’t even know where people like Candy Crowley come from, but I know the Liberals have a factory somewhere in Kansas, producing these idiots on a daily basis.

    That’s the only explanation I can give for this madness that has taken over our once great nation.

  • hachie1

    Really blatant. But the upshot is I’m still enjoying my LED wiiiidescreen. Had to buy it catch the whole debate iykwimaityd.

  • Charm4sure

    One mistake? Letting more than one of the Obama propaganda machine moderate the debates is the mistake. So you made several. Candy was one of the worst, but bet Fahrenkopf will do it again. He is just looking for $$$$$$$$$ right now. So he will say anything.

  • If it were a journalist who had jumped in to save a Republican candidate, she would not only be out of a job, she would be out of a career.

  • patrick oneill

    Ovomit has been reelected. The votes have been counted. At this point, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

  • Hologram5

    Presidential Debate Co-chair: Picking Candy Crowley to moderate debate was a “mistake”

    Ya think? DUH! She’s an waste of skin. She’s nothing more than a water carrier for the most failed admin in HISTORY.

  • You are moths late and a trillion dollars short, to be mentioning it now.