Is there any doubt that Candy Crowley, who will moderate the next Romney-Obama debate, will use her liberal bias to help Obama? This is the same woman who had this to say after Mitt Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate:
CROWLEY: We’ve already had this debate. All they have to do at Obama Reelect is open up the files because this debate has already happened. They just bring it back, it goes, it is, you know, what they talk about. But I think the other thing that’s worth pointing out is not every Republican has signed on to this kind of, I mean, they will publicly. But there is some trepidation…
GLORIA BORGER, CNN: They’re afraid.
CROWLEY: …that this might be, looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish.
This is the same woman who, when interviewing Dick Durbin and Lindsay Graham three weeks ago before the Romney surge, threw this softball to Durbin –
Because we are seeing polling indicating that in the battleground states, as well as nationwide, the president now seems ahead by an amount that is perceptible. As far as you are concerned, where are the biggest danger points for the president message wise or campaign wise as he moves forward?
then followed with this to Graham -
And Senator Graham, to you, why do you think Mitt Romney is struggling so much? We’ve — we’ve talked so much about the history of the numbers as relates to unemployment or anything else and how it would seem that President Obama would not be doing well, and yet Mitt Romney is the one who is struggling. Why?
When Graham answered, “Well, to be honest with you, I think if history holds here and undecided voters break against the incumbent, as they generally do, that this is a very close race. Quite frankly I like our positioning -
Crowley snidely interrupted, “Really?”
This is the same woman who eulogized Kennedy by dismissing Mary Jo Kopechne like this:
It’s an imperfect story of an often reckless young man who lived hard and as a U.S. senator drove a car off a bridge after a party, killing a young campaign aide.
Imperfect story? And he didn’t just kill her by driving off a bridge; Kennedy left her to suffocate to death.
In the Senate was redemption. In the Senate, the dream came alive.
Whose dream? Kopechne’s?
Eventually, someone will fill the Senate seat of Edward Moore Kennedy, but there’s pretty much universal agreement that nobody — family or friend — can take his place.
And how do we know she’s on Obama’s side? Try this: in June of this year, defending Obama’s national security leaks, Crowley actually said, “Usually you kind of give the President a pass on leaking confidential stuff.”
No one should give Crowley a pass on anything.