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Candy Crowley: Obama's Teleprompter Substitute
American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2012 | Nidra Poller

Posted on 10/17/2012 6:40:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

We can now fairly assume that both Democrat and Republican analysts concluded that President Obama's weak performance in the first presidential debate could be attributed to the absence of a teleprompter. The president's reputation -- earned or unearned -- as a golden orator cannot be upheld without this prop. So, to level the playing field -- as he is fond of saying -- he was provided with a flesh and blood teleprompter in the shape of Candy Crowley for the second debate.

It was a Catch 22. If Mitt Romney had pointedly objected to this glaring intervention he would have been seen as the bad sport who shouts at the referee. The same goes for post-debate commentators. You're not supposed to grumble about the conditions, it makes it look like your guy didn't hold his own.

From my observation point here in Paris in the middle of the night, the whole setup was skewed. Forgive me if I don't know the inner workings of the election committee that supposedly ensures a fair fight but I am wondering how in the world they could organize a Town Hall debate composed of 80 undecided voters. Does anyone know how the voters proved they were undecided? Was there a competition to eliminate the less undecided in favor of the truly sincerely undecided? Did they have some kind of test to root out the secretly decided? And how about intelligence? Are the undecided automatically inarticulate or was there another filter that excluded citizens capable of pronouncing a sentence of more than five words containing more than one idea? Why did they all look like props?

I have witnessed dozens of town hall style debates on French television and, trust me, they are never reduced to such first-grade level.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; candycrowley; crowley; debate; democrats; dncmedia; mediabias; obama; totus

1 posted on 10/17/2012 6:40:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Candy Crowley intervened from the very first exchange, like a mother prompting her little boy who forgot his spiel or maybe doesn’t want to brag about his accomplishments.

The pattern was set: each candidate would give his answer to the (elementary) question, Candy would call on Barack and throw him some talking points, he would take the cue and do a little performance, and when Mitt Romney tried to do his rebuttal Candy would say that’s enough, let’s go to the next question.

This is a moderator? Why is there only one?


2 posted on 10/17/2012 6:41:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
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3 posted on 10/17/2012 6:48:19 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SeekAndFind

SNL could have a field day with this debate. Is it too much to hope?


4 posted on 10/17/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: SeekAndFind
"Can you say that again Candy?"

I'll take Biased Moderators for $20 Alex.

5 posted on 10/17/2012 6:53:33 AM PDT by Harley (Those that don't engage in politics are destined to be governed by inferiors. -Plato)
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To: SeekAndFind

>> This is a moderator? Why is there only one?

Uh, that stage may *look* sturdy, but with Cow-ley on it was *already* overloaded.


6 posted on 10/17/2012 7:02:47 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: SeekAndFind

This article is good and points out some obvious problems with the debate format... What I find infuriating was the questions that were selected... “What’s your opinion about women earning 72% of men for equal work?” Sure, that came from an undecided! /sarc Shouldn’t these questions at least have been screened for some measure of unbiased accuracy? That 72% number has been debunked NUMEROUS times, but here goes Candy Crowley serving it up to Obama (or rather Romney which makes it another means of putting him on the defensive: answering a perfectly stupid question). Exasperating.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 7:21:50 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well we all knew Candy would try to help Barry stutter through it and she did. Apparently he didn’t convince anyone except the base because Frank Luntz’s focus group were unmoved by Oblather’s performance. Most of them are going to vote Romney based on what they saw and heard.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 7:23:19 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is not a bad thing, as it keeps the talking class talking about Benghazi, and the next debate will roll it another few days along.
Obama’s inner Don Knotts came out loud and clear, that’s good too. He sounded guilty as sin and an octave too high.
Meanwhile I have found my tagline.


9 posted on 10/17/2012 8:08:34 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Please proceed, Governor. To the White House.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Love the headline and totally agree with the author. I hated the Townhall format. Thanks for posting SeekAndFind.

Candy Crowley was Obama’s debate coach and spokesperson. If he wins the election be assured she’ll get a huge promotion.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 8:19:55 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Harley
Objectively Biased

11 posted on 10/17/2012 9:44:48 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
" Sure, that came from an undecided! "

Unbiased undecided. Sarcasm
12 posted on 10/17/2012 9:47:33 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

did you notice how Romney was making points which whould hurt obama like fast and furious or his investments in China or Libya, then Crowley came int to rescue him but even more than that.

obama would raise his finger and say something and then Crowley came and butted in on behalf of obama.
Even the most ardent left wing kook cannot say that it was not biased.

Then there was obama’s wife clapping when Crowley butted in and stoped Romney over Libya.

It’s a waste of time her going on her network to a small crowd saying she got it wrong, most have no idea what she said then and what she needs to do is call herself a press conference and say I made a mistake Gov Romney was correct and I was wrong and the Pesident was wrong too as he did nto call it a terrorist attack.

I’m so frigging pissed off with this biased media, for 6 years they have been covering for their messiah, lying for him and now picking which questions are to be asked and then moderating what was supposed to be a debate but turned into a rude, arrogant display by obama and a debate which I would expect middle school would have.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 9:48:08 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

the questions pissed me off so much,

AK 47’s
how are you different from Bush and I don;t blame the last 4 years just on oabma but on Bush and overseas.
Theh women’s pay.

My wife was B/S and when she heard about obama going on about the pill, planned parenthood and contraception then she said”this idiot thinks us women only care about getting someone to pay for our pill and then having an abortion”


14 posted on 10/17/2012 9:51:02 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: HomeAtLast
" Obama’s inner Don Knotts came out loud and clear, that’s good too. He sounded guilty as sin and an octave too high. "

As the song from the Eagles says: You can't hide your lying eyes.

Hope 80 million viewers saw his face and demeanor after that question was asked....
He looked nervous and not happy at all..... his face spoke a million words.
He looked like a crook getting caught with no place to run and no place to hide.
15 posted on 10/17/2012 9:51:53 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: heylady

Roseann Barr can play Candy Crowley’s part.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: HomeAtLast

Kicking the Benghazi can farther down the road.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 9:54:25 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

Considering Crowley’s blatant biased behavior last night, I’d say that the GOP has legitimate grounds to request a different moderator for next week’s debate. Bob Schieffer? Please. He was horrid four years ago. Seriously; we need a different moderator next week.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 9:59:19 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

It’s all the fault of racist media.

All the talking heads seem to think a black genius Nobel prize-winning President can’t hold his own against a white mormon bishop without extra time, training wheels and a lib moderator running alongside his bicycle /s


19 posted on 10/17/2012 10:32:49 AM PDT by Tuanedge (The buffalo hates the tiger, but the tiger loves the buffalo.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Crowley and CNN must be sued !

Fake journalism and media are trying to destroy US democracy and fair elections....That’s obvious


20 posted on 10/17/2012 2:20:47 PM PDT by Ulysse (l)
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To: baddog 219
Would pizza do?


21 posted on 10/17/2012 7:31:08 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

HOW did Obama KNOW that Crowley had the Rose Garden Trasncript at her desk??? hmmmmmmm....CHEATERS!!


22 posted on 10/18/2012 2:44:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wanna really level the playing field on next debate? Hold it in a Republican stronghold in front of a Republican audience with Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin as moderator.


23 posted on 10/18/2012 7:51:17 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: American Constitutionalist
ANNOUNCING THE NEW TOTUS!


24 posted on 10/18/2012 7:53:29 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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