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Obama, Romney Campaigns Concerned About Candy Crowley

Both camps question how the debate moderator has publicly described her role.

The day before the presidential debate descends upon Hofstra University, both campaigns are calling the debate moderator's role into question, according to TIME.

Mark Halperin writes:

While an early October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns suggests CNN’s Candy Crowley would play a limited role in the Tuesday-night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested she will assume a broader set of responsibilities. As Crowley put it last week, “Once the table is kind of set by the town-hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, ‘Hey, wait a second, what about X, Y, Z?’”

The debate at Hofstra differs from the other three in that questions will be driven by audience members, not the moderator.

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.

The town-hall debate is planned for Tuesday at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead.

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Cire M October 16, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I think Candy Crowley will be fair but I'd prefer Mr. Crowley, it's symbolic of course.
GM October 16, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I was poking fun at all these folks that believe the moderator of a debate will determine our next President. Typically these guys don't stay on point and answer the questions that are asked.
christie nicolle October 17, 2012 at 05:38 PM
well, Candy made an ass of herself last night as i predicted! Please no more of her...how about the great Monica Crowley or even Maureen Crowley whose got the "goods" on Obama?? She was interviewed last Sunday on Bob Grant's radio broadcast + holy cow, what info she uncovered on Barry!!!
John K Massaro October 17, 2012 at 06:40 PM
LuLuu's off her meds again, I see. Call the Judge! LMAO!
John K Massaro October 17, 2012 at 06:40 PM
LoL. I see what you did there, Cire! :)

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