day before the presidential debate descends upon Hofstra University,
both campaigns are calling the debate moderator's role into question,
according to TIME.
Mark Halperin writes
an early October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and
Romney campaigns suggests CNN’s Candy Crowley would play a limited role
in the Tuesday-night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that
agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she
has suggested she will assume a broader set of responsibilities. As
Crowley put it last week, “Once the table is kind of set by the
town-hall questioner, there is then time for me to say, ‘Hey, wait a
second, what about X, Y, Z?’”
The debate at Hofstra differs from the other three in that questions will be driven by audience members, not the moderator.
to the town-hall format language in the agreement, after each audience
question and both two-minute responses from the candidates, Obama and
Romney are expected to have an additional discussion facilitated by
The town-hall debate is planned for Tuesday at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead.
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