About Time: Candy Crowley First Female Presidential Debate Moderator In 20 Years
2:20 pm, August 13th | by Amy Tennery
Crowley, who (no biggie) we totally suggested should moderate a debate in a recent post, will lead a “town hall-style debate” Oct. 16, according to a statement CNN released today.
In a prepared statement, Crowley sounded thrilled:
“As someone who is in awe and grateful every day to be in a country where freedom of the press, free speech and free elections are a way of life, I am wowed, amazed and excited by the opportunity to moderate a 2012 presidential debate.”
Sounds about right.
The move to install Crowley in the moderator’s seat comes after increased pressure to include more women in the presidential debates. A group of three teens from New Jersey led a petition this summer they (intuitively) called “It’s Time For A Female Moderator.” Their effort attracted over 100,000 signees.
The lesson here? Teen girls get stuff done.