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Pressure on ABC's Martha
Raddatz to deliver at
vice presidential debate

New York Daily News, by David Hinckley

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/9/2012 10:39:05 PM

Vice President Biden isn’t the only one who has to clean up a mess Thursday night. ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz, who will moderate the vice presidential debate between Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), needs to restore some luster herself — to the debate’s third chair. As off-key a performance as President Obama delivered last Wednesday in his first debate with Mitt Romney, moderator Jim Lehrer looked just as ragged. He outlined time limits and guidelines. The candidates ignored both. Lehrer, lacking a buzzer, an elephant tranquilizer gun or even a commanding voice

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 10/9/2012 10:44:13 PM     (No. 8921842)

In other words: She is under pressure to keep uncle Joe from being field dressed like one of the bucks Ryan hunts

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/9/2012 10:52:26 PM     (No. 8921859)

Raddatz's second husband was Julius Genachowski, Obama's Harvard Law School classmate and currently head of the FCC, appointed by Obama. Raddatz's first husband was Ben Bradlee, Junior, when he was at the Boston Globe and she was a reporter for Channel Five (ABC) in Boston. Wheels within wheels.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 10/9/2012 11:06:12 PM     (No. 8921882)

Mr. Vice President, unlike this unlikable Mr. Ryan who regularly beats his wife and children, you are a loving father and husband, correct?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56, 10/9/2012 11:18:58 PM     (No. 8921905)

The fix is in.

I trust Ryan and his folks are walking in with eyes wide open. Biden's a shifty character and has been plying his flim-flam trade (with media help) for years. Heck, he even lies about how his first wife died in a car wreck.

Remember, the (in the media's eyes) ditz, Sarah Palin beat Joe in 2008.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 10/9/2012 11:19:29 PM     (No. 8921907)

The moderater should not become one of the debators. She/he should be a facilitator not a participant. Last time I saw that guy on Meet the Press try to be a moderator, he got into the middle of it. I turned it off.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/9/2012 11:43:43 PM     (No. 8921942)

Deliver what? The third degree to Ryan? She's no Perry Mason and Ryan's no Hamilton Burger.

The Big Media has almost totally destroyed their professional reputations by being so obviously in the tank for Obama and the Democrats. Twouldn't surprise me if they decided to go all the way into foolish advocacy and completely wreck their credibility. The Web has just about made them superfluous, anyway. Fire away, Ms. Raddatz. Ryan will make Uncle Joe look even worse that Romney made Obama look. And he'll do it with class and breeding.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: trapper, 10/10/2012 12:06:15 AM     (No. 8921978)

Heh heh heh. The press has not yet finished their Macaulay Culkin Home Alone response to the butt kicking Romney gave Obama, running down the hall screaming, waving their arms in the air.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5CSBZz3eOI

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mercedesops, 10/10/2012 12:42:55 AM     (No. 8922007)

Enough already with the OWLs--(Old White Liberals). They all have their thumbs on the scales for DEMS.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 10/10/2012 1:52:59 AM     (No. 8922065)

Hope Ryan can handle the "double-team".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jeff100, 10/10/2012 3:33:45 AM     (No. 8922122)

A debate with no 'moderator' is what I would like to see.

Hey! A guy can dream, can't he?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: broken01, 10/10/2012 12:18:44 PM     (No. 8923110)

Have no fear #9. Mr Ryan has more than enough brainpower to deal with not only our esteemed idiotic vp but also with a compromised "moderator". Sure this ditz will be pressured. Pressured to make sure that crazy Joe doesn't put his big foot in his bigger mouth.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: shepsmum, 10/10/2012 12:23:18 PM     (No. 8923132)

I'm wondering if the Biden from the Senate Supreme Court nomination hearings will appear. He can be very nasty.

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