Update II: Candy Crowley of CNN must apologize for her protection of Barack Obama last night. Candy Crowley is a mess that should consider a career as a replacement referee for the NFL. Remember that NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers? The replacement referees screwed up so badly it was the tipping point that ended the strike. Crowley is the tipping point but we don’t know for what. We know Big Media won’t reform itself.
Crowley kinda sorta admitted she was wrong last night after the damage was done.
Gallup should apologize too for their selection of the audience (which almost entirely was composed of former Obama voters). Gallup and Crowley also must apologize if indeed one of the most helpful to Obama questioners was a member of CodePink. In either case both Gallup and Crowley failed in getting an audience and questions that reflected true undecided voters without partisan bias.
Update: As promised Mitt Romney’s strongest moment:
HotAir in their wrap up: The second debate:
“Mitt gets another crack at the Libya attack in the next debate, which will focus exclusively on foreign policy. He’ll be very well prepared, rest assured. And since most of the media’s coverage tomorrow will focus on the Libya exchange tonight, that issue will continue to get plenty of coverage for the rest of the week. I can live with that. Exit quotation from Ben Smith: “Romney did, again, come away looking like a guy who could be president, which is probably the most important thing.” Yep.”
Obama lied. Crowley protected Barack Obama’s lie with a lie of her own. Candy Crowley lied, or perhaps she was mistaken or heard what she wanted to hear. Obama did not say the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack the day after.
Obama lied and he lied internationally and from talk show to talk show:
“Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler has a terrific list of statements made after the Benghazi attack by administration officials and President Obama. Interestingly, despite the fact that yesterday it was reported that U.S. officials knew as early as September 12 that the attack was orchestrated by al-Qaeda, no official used the term “terrorism” until September 19th, when National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen said in a congressional testimony, “I would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.”
The next day at the Univision Town hall, Obama is asked this: “We have reports that the White House said today that the attacks in Libya were a terrorist attack. Do you have information indicating that it was Iran, or al-Qaeda was behind organizing the protests?”
But in his response, Obama suggests it remains unclear whether the attack was an act of terror. “Well, we’re still doing an investigation, and there are going to be different circumstances in different countries,” Obama said. “And so I don’t want to speak to something until we have all the information. What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”
And then again, several days after Olsen has told Congress that the attack in Benghazi was a “a terrorist attack,” Obama refuses to call it terrorism when appearing on The View in an episode that aired September 25. In response to this question, “I heard Hillary Clinton say it was an act of terrorism. Is it? What do you say?”, Obama said, “We are still doing an investigation. There is no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn’t just a mob action. Now, we don’t have all the information yet so we are still gathering.” Once again, there is no mention of the word “terrorism.”
Romnney’s best moment of the debate? It was when he listed the litany. Obama’s failures. Failure upon failure upon failure. We’ll put the video up as soon as it becomes available.
It was a true Halloween Horror filled with tension. At times we thought a fistfight would erupt. Or maybe that’s what we wanted.