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Months Later, Debate Co-Chair Says Crowley Was a ‘Mistake’

CNN’s Candy Crowley is so over the presidential debate she moderated (remember, the one in which she fact-checked Mitt Romney?) that she’s spending her time writing heartfelt essays about cats for the Washingtonian. But Frank Fahrenkopf, the co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, is apparently still thinking about it. Speaking to the conservative Keystone Group at the Las Vegas Country Club, Fahrenkopf, who once chaired the Republican National Committee, said of the debates he helped organize: “We made one mistake this time: Her name is Candy.” Other than that, “Fahrenkopf said he was proud of his role in helping to pick the debate moderators,” Nevada-based journalist Jon Ralston reports. Next year, though, just to be safe, everyone involved in the debates will be Bob Schieffer.

Debate Co-Chair Says Crowley Was a ‘Mistake’