(WASHINGTON TIMES) Tonight, CNN’s Candy Crowley will be playing a remarkably enormous role in the 2012 presidential election. She — and she alone — will decide what topics President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney discuss, and she has vowed that after a candidate has answered a question she has chosen from a “random” town-hall audience member, she can say, “Hey, wait a second, what about X, Y, Z?”
In so doing, the hostess from the floundering cable channel — so liberal it was once dubbed the Clinton News Network — can easily guide the 90-minute debate into the “strengths” of Mr. Obama and the “weaknesses” of Mr. Romney. Will she?
You bet she will. It’s the media’s last chance to protect Their Chosen One, and they’ve got just the right person serving up softballs — a talk show commentator who, after Mr. Romney selected Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, said the choice reflected a “death wish” for the ticket.
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