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Of the presidential debate and the moderator.
Who is now back tracking saying governor Romney was right in the main on Libya.
But last night during the debate.
Candy Crowley failed -- assuming the role of on site fact checker for more on the debate the commission that decided the format and whether there is.
Well any future in town hall debating joining us now is former Reagan political director leading Republican strategist Fox News political analyst Ed Rollins said.
That was awfully atrocious format.
This awards it it doesn't work.
I see that the moderator we both know from.
From past lives.
You know gets to pick the questions.
And -- slant on.
More important -- end game there -- she sort of took the president's side.
And I DC was not correct.
Not Romney off balance of the very into the they're very important debate that was that was closed in -- even when a moderator interrupts.
One of the to protest.
Twenty times that she did and the other not.
Either one is exceptionally.
Ill mannered and the -- so well mannered.
Are there is are very big problem with very with a moderate which wants.
I think it was a problem the moderator -- I think the that the two men obviously the president was much better than it was two weeks ago anybody could be better than it was two weeks ago.
But that they had a good exchange -- they're adding that exchange at different points in time and she kind.
Kept bringing -- -- I mean I would turn at the 65 million people didn't turn on the watch the questioners from from Long Island they turned on what's attuned to men running for president.
And my sense is she gets she she she tipped the balance Romney did very very well -- making his case president obviously defend themselves.
The -- I don't spend a lot of time it's but I judges do want to show her something here.
This is the commission leadership commission on presidential debate that.
This is the signed a memorandum of understanding.
Amongst the two candidates their representatives.
-- What in the world why do we permit these folks on this on this board.
Howard Buffett which is -- -- -- perfect guy John Danforth.
-- men now Richard Parsons.
Who are actually true.
Known for years Alan K -- Well here's -- -- admit what in the world -- these people doing so well here's here's my guess what when was first founded 1988 frank frank Coughlin instilled.
Co chairman -- some -- years -- good friend of mine.
Frank was the chairman of the party and Paul Kirk was the chairman of the Democratic Party.
Now it -- the parties are going to be involved in continue to rotated that would be fine Kirk is now left frank is still still around town as it is a major lobbyist.
But it it's it's it should be the two campaigns that the president in the challenger.
And the two parties that make the determination along with the networks and you always have so we've had so much controversy around these these debates this year.
Primarily told last night it was the moderator is who have been called into question.
In each of those debates by the way by small and by large margins.
The Democrat has received the preponderance of the time.
It is out about once it's out of kilter and and last night it reached it's.
If you will its climax leveraged finance because as a -- -- come the close of very important part people trying to make a judgment.
Romney was going after something that was very legitimate to what are we gonna do I mean that that's the -- -- I would argue that that it's time to reexamine the role of the commission's just as on the -- women voters.
Running I was running Reagan's campaign in the Mondale people and -- -- -- that we weren't gonna let the league of women dictate the rules to -- that we're gonna sit and debate.
We're gonna sit down ourselves and negotiated out what was fair and what work both for the interest of the public and for us Jim -- much criticized.
Turns out to -- on terrific he was moderator but by far by the harvest at this at this point in time and once again that it shouldn't be about them it should be about the two of the two candidates and in.
And I think that's lost control stake and if so -- I was not praising Jim Lehrer.
I think it was a prison thankfully I was praising -- -- right.
The the fact of the matter is this president.
History and told an -- last night clear as it can be.
Look at the transcript.
And not challenged by the moderator not challenged by the fourth estate the opposite was the -- the moderator stepped in and said to -- mr.
You're wrong in essence that's what she said she corroborated the president without any knowledge and and -- is backtracked -- sense.
But that knocked.
Romney's pursuit of the question off.
And we all know who watch this issue closely is this White House is -- in -- And the president.
Obviously is still not come forth from what really happened I must -- -- -- rights previously the chairman of the Republican national.
I stood up from Merrill last -- -- point -- as president just lied to the American people.
That's coming from the chairman of the Republican National Committee -- could be expected.
Where in the world of the rest of the folks in this in this medium in the national liberal media.
Why haven't they got the guts to stand up and say this is -- except.
Well unfortunate that not all like you Lou and and -- and there are not that others -- there's a big market for folks who aren't like me well that's what there is a demand for some.
Some rationality -- -- and if not neutrality objective then why didn't the reporters who said in the Rose Garden interpret this that the president's that this was terrorism why did you go on for weeks and weeks and why -- they challenge Susan -- the ambassador.
The United Nations -- -- five shows as it had nothing to do with terrorism.
It was totally do with this idiotic.
-- -- nobody saw.
Suppose they were in on the joke and maybe who knows that Ed Rollins thanks so much thank -- issue.
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