I will devote a few short paragraphs to Candy Crowley's role as Moderator of the Presidential Debate this past week. President Obama won the debate, exactly as I predicted and expected. No surprise there. But why and how did Candy Crowley suddenly jump into the debate to defend President Obama with an obscure single word, out of context, factoid from a Rose Garden Speech? It revolves around one word, "terrorism."
In fact, why did President Obama, after weeks and weeks of absolute denial of ANY KNOWLEDGE THIS WAS A PLANNED, ORGANIZED, TERRORIST ATTACK during that first ten day period following the torture and murder of Ambassador Stevens (including a lengthy and tortured denial by Vice President Biden last week), suddenly remember he actually DID call it terrorism before any of the "facts" were known?
More importantly why did the otherwise objective Candy Crowley have that Rose Garden speech literally memorized? How was she suddenly able to verify Obama's obscure single use of the word "terrorism" in the middle of the Wednesday night debate?
And why did she need to "fact check" Mitt Romney instantly?
This smells bad. I have no proof, of course, but I genuinely believe there was some sort of collusion between Crowley and the President's Election Committee. I don't believe in accidents. And this was no accident. This doesn't feel right.
And it wasn't necessary. President Obama was winning on style and substance. Worse yet we now know that Candy Crowley was essentially wrong. She herself has personally "walked back" the interruption saying that Romney essentially correct.
Finally I'm bothered by the vicious attack on Ann Romney on The View today. Mitt Romney wasn't there (and he should have been). But, after the sickeningly sweet cotton candy interview of President and Michele Obama, how is it that Barbara Walters let the Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar dogs loose on Ann?
I'm going to let superb blogger Mary from FREEDOM EDEN take it from here. Read her entire post: ANN ROMNEY: THE VIEW