I, like many of you, was distressed to learn that CNN's Candy "Dulce" Crowley, a known water-carrier for George W. Bush, would be moderating the second Presidential debate this Tuesday.
While it seems unlikely that she will turn in a better performance than the overmatched Jim Lehrer, there are many who have the feeling that she will go easy on Willard.
Well, I found an article today that may set our minds at ease just a little bit.
The gist of the article is that Crowley has apparently taken notice of Willard's shifting positions on abortion:
On CNN’s State of the Union today, Candy Crowley – who is moderating the upcoming Presidential debate – called out Mitt Romney’s ‘then and now’ positons on abortion. The Republican presidential candidate attempted to duck and dodge his way to the center in an interview this week with the Des Moines Register, quickly followed by another quiet clarification from the Romney campaign. Crowley got Romney adviser Ed Gillespie to admit that Romney is firmly anti-choice.Shocking, I know. But it's incredible - a MSM reporter actually noticed that Willard is inconsistent when explaining his positions. Tuesday night could be interesting. Crowley wants to be seen more like a Raddatz than a Lehrer. That may help us out.
Here's the conclusion to the article:
Mitt Romney has been outed, again, as being firmly anti-choice. Now the media needs to delve into exactly what that means, as so far the probable ramifications of the Paul Ryan supported Personhood Amendment have been largely ignored. It’s not exactly mainstream to want to criminalize some forms of birth control, and let’s face it, this is an issue that impacts men as much as it does women.If the GOP goes after abortion, what's to stop them from going after contraception?
I highly doubt men in this country want to have to choose between having sex and having a baby. In other words, when Republicans come after birth control, they’re risking a lot of people’s freedom, not just women’s.
So maybe there's a chance that we get a fair hearing on Tuesday and Crowley doesn't completely sandbag President Obama as many of us fear.
We can only hope.
We close with a video clip: