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Subject:  Lefties attack debate moderator! Date:  10/4/2012  10:41 AM
Author:  telegraph Number:  646920 of 876451

Oh...poor Obama...the moderator didn't throw him softballs or cut off criticism of him!...laughable...


Obama's Stephanie Cutter knocks Lehrer

Cutter's decision to knock Lehrer may signal an acknowledgment by the Obama campaign that the president did not perform as well as his challenger, Mitt Romney -- which was the general consensus of the media, including the usually pro-Obama MSNBC. (MSNBC hosts Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz slammed Obama's performance.)

Many on the left criticized Lehrer for being too silent. He rarely interrupted the candidates when they went over their allotted time,

[It was Obama who rambled on and on most of the time]

But Lehrer's passivity also allowed the two candidates to engage one another, and if Obama did not engage Romney or land any singificant blows, he may have no one to blame but himself. Though it is the moderator's responsibility to keep time and keep the candidates on topic, it was up to the president -- not the moderator -- to take on his challenger.


a response to the post:

Romney spokesperson: 'You've lost debate when you start blaming the moderator'

Absolutely...... the lamestream media is falling all over itself trying to defend the abysmal performance of 'the One'.....

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