Originally Posted by Messier
Crowley didn't butt in, she was asked to check the transcript. Romney made a mistake, he got bogged down on one phrase, and it turned out he was wrong. Obama asked for a ruling and got one. She wasn't trying to help him. Obama asked did I say that? The answer was yes.
Based on what rules? No where in the debate agreement does it state that it is the moderator's job to rule on the correctness of a statement.
Look at Bob Scheiffer last night. He could have easily stepped in when both Romney and Obama were saying "check the record" on what was said about the auto bailouts. Scheiffer let both men make their statements, and did not endorse either one as truth, leaving that for the viewers to decide. Candy Crowley should take some lessons from Scheiffer on how to moderate.