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Is CNN's Candy Crowley Overstepping Her Role As Debate Moderator?

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HUFFINGONTPOST.COM - Obama and Romney both have problems with Crowley's proposed approach to the town-hall debate

The controversy: "In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of the Tuesday town hall has publicly described her role," says Mark Halperin at TIME. CNN's Candy Crowley has suggested that she will play an active role in the debate ("Once the table is kind of set by the town hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, 'Hey, wait a second, what about x,y,z?'") even though both candidates had expected to receive most of their questions from members of the audience. The campaigns want to "avoid a repeat of what occurred four years ago," says Halperin, when both the Obama and McCain campaigns complained that NBC's Tom Brokaw had "redirected the topics too severely from the audience queries and asked too many of his own questions, limiting the number of citizens who got a chance at the microphone." click here to read more

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