Moderator Candy Crowley helped pull victory away from Gov. Romney

Written/Copyright 2012 – Eric Lageson

2012 Debate Game changers
Presidential Debate #1 will best be remembered for an invigorated Mitt Romney trouncing a zombie-like Barack Obama; similar to what happened when an ill, pale, sweating Richard Nixon lost to a tan, relaxed John Kennedy.
Debate #2 is a different story. Moderator Candy Crowley helped pull victory away from Gov. Romney by butting-in (at the prompting of Obama) on whether the President identified the attack on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi as a demonstration against a YouTube video or as an act of terrorism.

10/16/12 Debate #2 transcript

Romney: I, I think it’s interesting the President just said something which, which is that on the day after the attack he went into the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror.

Obama: That’s what I said.

Romney: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror. It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying?

Obama: Please, proceed Governor.

Romney: I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the President fourteen days before he called the attack on Benghazi an act of terror.

Obama: (tells Candy Crowley) Get the transcript.

(Candy Crowley immediately holds up a piece of paper.)

Crowley: It, it, it, he did in fact, sir. So, let me, let me call it an act of terror.


(Following Ms. Crowley’s correction, there is applause from Obama’s wife, the trained seal.)

Obama: Can you say that a little louder, Candy?

Crowley: It, he did, in fact, sir. He did call it an act of terror. It did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that.

Romney: This, the administration, the administration indicated this was a reaction to a video and was a spontaneous reaction.

Crowley: It did.

Romney: It took them a long time to say this was a terrorist act by a terrorist group. And to suggest – am I correct in that regard, on Sunday, the – your Secretary-

Obama: (interrupts) Candy?

(Obama begins to direct Candy Crowley.)

Romney: Excuse me. The Ambassador to the United Nations (Susan Rice) went on the Sunday television shows and spoke about how-

(Author’s note: Gov. Romney was trying to say our Ambassador to the United Nations; Susan Rice appeared on five news programs claiming the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was the result of a “copycat demonstration” to the anti-Islamic video posted on YouTube. This later proved to be wrong.)

Obama: Candy, I’m-

Romney: -this was a spontaneous-

(Both Obama and Crowley act together, cutting off Romney.)

Crowley: Mr. President, let me-

Obama: I’m happy to have a longer conservation-

Crowley: I know you-

Obama: -about foreign policy.

Crowley: Absolutely. But I want to; I want to move you on and also-

Obama: Okay, I’m happy to do that, too.

Many commentators have stated this is when Mitt Romney began to lose the debate.
No one has stated the obvious – that Obama and Crowley must have collaborated together prior to the debate on how they would answer Romney’s question about Benghazi.
Since then, evidence has proven the administration knew this was a terrorist attack within 12 hours or less of when it occurred. Gov. Romney is asking why the phony YouTube story was put out there for two weeks. The Obama Administration would finally be outed by the President of Libya, who announced that it was a pre-planned terrorist attack.
Who ordered this false story to deliberately mislead the American people? Clearly, Obama doesn’t want to talk about it during the debate and tells Ms. Crowley to move on.

In Debate #3, a more aggressive Obama baited Romney, trying to force a flare-up. Why? Obama wanted that burst of anger to prove Romney was unpredictable and reckless, even dangerous. Romney didn’t take the bait. Dems will argue that Obama won this debate, but it doesn’t matter. Obama didn’t get what he wanted. Also, Romney had the best argument against Obama’s “apology tour”.

Romney: “You (meaning Obama) said that America had been dismissive and derisive. You said, on occasion, Americans had dictated to other nations. Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations; we have freed other nations, it frees people from dictators.”

What has been Pres. Obama’s worst decision so far?
8/13/10. Obama crosses the line into oblivion by endorsing the Ground-Zero Mosque (aka Park 51 aka the Cordoba House), a 13-story Islamic “community center” two blocks from where the World Trade Center stood.
No other president would do this and no other president could get away with it.
The explanation for Obama’s endorsement was that he was celebrating Ramadan with his Muslim friends and associates and that he wanted to impress them. The next day, Obama told reporters he would not comment on “the wisdom” of building a mammoth tribute to Islam in Manhattan.
My guess is that Obama thought he could silver-tongue his faith on us. Mr. President, you have used your tongue for many things, but you won’t use it on me. The majority of Americans are dead-set against this “symbol of conquest” and that’s what it means to radical Islam. That’s why it was originally named “The Cordoba House” celebrating a Muslim victory over Spain in 711 A.D.

In the past few years, there has been a move to secularized churches, i.e., bring down crosses and call them “community centers”. Also, there is an attempt to merge Christianity with Islam – Chrislam. You may have already seen the Koran placed next to the Holy Bible in your pew. Chrislam is a false religion. It’s another way of helping the Muslim world take over the United States.
Obama quote: “I’ve now been in 57 states – I think one left to go.”
Many attribute this quote to a harmless mistake, then-candidate Obama made on the campaign trail in 2008. Or was it? There are 57 Islamic states. Is the “one left to go” the USA?

As of this writing, the battleground state Ohio remains in question. If Gov. Romney loses it, he’ll probably lose the election. In my opinion, based on the 2008 ACORN-cheating tactics, Ohio will go to Obama. I hope not.
If Obama wins, there are many disturbing developments for 2013-2016. Gun-bans, the death of the dollar, financial collapse, a gov’t takeover of the banks, the RFID chip linked with ObamaCare and a nuclear Iran.

Election 2012 – Good versus Evil
This election isn’t just about politics. It isn’t about the imaginary “free stuff” Team Obama is promising you. It isn’t about how Obama is going to erase the deficit by taxing a few millionaires. It isn’t about voters dazzled by Obama’s smile.
It’s about good versus evil. You can call me a “conspiracy theorist” or a “right-wing fanatic”. It doesn’t change my mind. I believe Obama is a closet radical-Muslim agent. I believe he wants to tear this country down. You may not want to believe it, but in four years’ time, you will.
Veteran actor-director Clint Eastwood made an under-reported statement on 9-7 -12 in “The Carmel Pine Cone”, his hometown newspaper. “Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”

2 Responses to "Moderator Candy Crowley helped pull victory away from Gov. Romney"

  1. iSocialTiger (@iSocialTiger)   October 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    This is an EXCELLENT piece of journalism. Thank you for putting it together, Eric.

    • Eric Lageson   October 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

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