Pinkerton vs. Colmes on What to Expect From Moderator Candy Crowley in Town Hall Debate
Tomorrow night at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will face off in the second of three presidential debates. The forum will be a town hall made up of supposedly undecided voters and moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, the first woman in 20 years to serve
as a presidential debate moderator.
James Pinkerton and Alan Colmes debated on Happening Now about what to expect from Crowley and whether either side should be concerned about favoritism.
After the first debate, moderator Jim Lehrer took criticism for not interjecting enough. After last week's VP debate, some Republicans said Martha Raddatz cut off Paul Ryan at times, while letting Joe Biden go on longer without interruption.
Pinkerton said one concern about tomorrow's debate is the location, pointing out that New York is traditionally a blue state and will most likely be won by the president.
"You don't go there looking for undecided voters; you go to undecided, purple states," Pinkerton said.
Colmes, however, scoffed at the notion that Crowley will be biased in favor of President Obama, arguing sometimes conservatives are too quick to suspect media bias.