There is no question that Candy Crowley is a pro with years and years of real experience... but if a candidate fears what Candy might ask at a debate, what happens when the candidate faces world leaders? Shrink and run?
During a 2008 Republican primary debate, moderator Tim Russert asked Mitt Romney, "Will you do for Social Security what Ronald Reagan did in 1983?" A disembodied whisper of "He raised taxes" followed. Romney appeared to take note before answering Russert, "I'm not going to raise taxes."
Last week, I spoke with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, founder of FactCheck.org, about what Americans deserve to hear from Obama and Romney during the debates, as well as why she considers the debates "all that we've got left" to spread truth and knowledge.
Sorry, world. Now that the United States has its own economic crisis, we're apparently too busy to discuss issues like genocide, global poverty, AIDS and the vast array of problems that affect the majority of the global community.