The Republican National Committee revealed its presidential debate schedule Friday, immediately setting off red flags with conservatives who still remember moderator Candy Crowley jumping into a debate to “correct” GOP nominee Mitt Romney when he said President Obama did not call Benghazi “terrorism” the day after the attack. After the debate, Crowley backtracked (slightly) and said Romney was right “in the main” on Libya.
CNN is scheduled to host two debates, with a third debate pending. The good news is that Crowley left CNN in December after 27 years at the network, so it’s possible that a fair moderator might be found for the job.
Fox News has been selected to host the first debate in August 2015 in Ohio, as well as a January 2016 debate in Iowa.