It's Time For Another Woman Moderator for the U.S. Presidential Debate!
October 16, 2012 2:39 PM Subscribe
posted by ericb (3061 comments total)
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Ever since the first televised general election presidential debate
was held on September 26, 1960, between U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee the vast majority of moderators have been men. "Why haven’t women moderated a presidential debate in the past 20 years, especially when women vote more than men
"When ABC News' Carole Simpson was hired as the first female and African American presidential debate moderator in 1992, it never occurred to her that two decades would pass without another being chosen. But in the years since she slung questions at candidates George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot, not one woman has been chosen for the role"*
This evening, CNN's Candy Crowley moderates a town-hall style debate
between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.