Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
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.
What you are missing here is that Crowley was being kind to Romney, basically telling him, "You're in a hole. Stop digging."
Schieffer wasn't as nice and just let Mitt continue. You should be thanking Crowley for stopping Mitt from doing more harm to himself.