At least she appears to have had a slight smidgen of decency and has admitted that Romney was correct in asserting that the President indeed did not call the murder of our ambassador to Libya an act of terror until weeks later. Nevertheless, Candy Crowley performed a profound disservice to herself and to you and me and the world when she carried water for the President and attempted to defend his indefensible actions on Libya during last night’s debate.
EvilBloggerLady thinks this may have actually damaged the President more than simply allowing the debate to progress:
This will hurt Barack Obama over time. Had Candy Crowley not intervened, Romney would have made his point. But it would have been one point in the debate. This elevated the issue. This story is going to get bigger now because of this.
Me? I’m interested in what Fact Checkers will now be able to say regarding this point. I imagined they’d see the words “act of terror” in the rose garden speech transcript and attempt a jig on their Romney’s effigy’s grave, but with THE MODERATOR having walked herself back, some of their fire may have been stolen.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
An oblique reference at best.