(NEW YORK) — The campaigns of President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney are a bit worried about what will happen at Tuesday night’s second debate between the candidates but it really has nothing to do with what the other side might say during the town hall-style format.
The concern is what moderator Candy Crowley might say to upset the carefully staged apple cart.
According to an article in Sunday’s Time magazine, what the campaigns agreed on with the Commission on Presidential Debates is that after a question by an audience member and two-minute responses by Obama and Romney, the conversation is to be further facilitated by Crowley, host of CNN’s State of the Union, but her role is supposed to be limited.
At least that’s what the two campaigns expect. Crowley, on the other hand, has already spoken publicly that she will expound on questions as she sees fit and is not bound to any limitations by the campaigns or the Commission on Presidential Debates.
With that being the case, Obama and Romney are preparing for the event that Crowley somehow throws a curve ball during the debate but they hope by publicizing Crowley’s involvement, she’ll be less inclined to deliver something the candidates haven’t prepared for.
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