Tuesday, October 16, 2012
What Can We Expect in Tuesday's Debate?
CNN's aptly-named Candy Crowley will be Tuesday's debate moderator. From what I gather, each candidate will get two minutes to answer each question-or until Crowley finishes off a chocolate wafer-whichever comes first.
Most figure a slight advantage will go to President Eye Candy.
Since this is a town hall type set up, some members of the audience will be able to participate.
"So now he's John Kennedy."
What is as clear as the elephant in the room is that Crowley needs to pin down Obama on the Libya mess-especially since the statements of Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice in the past 24 hours. Obama is in a sticky situation; does he throw Clinton and Rice under the bus to protect his own hide? If so, he risks losing millions of female votes in a moment's ill-chosen word. My guess is he sticks to the "we were depending on the best intelligence we were getting from the intelligence community at the time" line. That will give Crowley a host of follow up questions. But will she do it?
Put down that chocolate, Candy. You have work to do.