Candy Crowley Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things.
It’s a political chestnut as old as democracy itself and it goes something like this:
“In any debate, the moderator is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End and the decider of all elections. Always.”
Looking back on history it is is inarguable that moderators have played the biggest role (even biggester than the candidates themselves) in every presidential election since moderator Aaron Burr shot a particularly taciturn Alexander Hamilton for repeatedly going over his time allotment in the 1804 presidential debates. Or in 1948, when Strom Thurmond’s flipped the election to Truman after challenger Thomas Dewey made unflattering comments regarding Strom’s recent sarcophagus purchase.
Thus it should come as no surprise when Romney loses by 20 or 30 points come November 7th. You all saw that shit go down yesterday. Candy Crowley basically crowned Obama’s ass. In light of the moderator’s near electoral omnipotence, Romney should be happy to have escaped with his life.