04/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

George Stephanopoulos Defends ABC Debate Peformance

Despite criticism, ABC's George Stephanopoulos defended his performance in last night's Democratic debate, which he co-moderated with Charles Gibson.

"We asked tough but appropriate questions," Stephanopoulos told me by phone this afternoon.

When I asked whether questions about flag pins or Bosnia are actually relevant to voters, he replied: "Absolutely."

"The vote for the president," Stephanopoulos said, "is one of the most personal" decisions that someone makes.

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