Candy Crowley Admits Romney Was Right on Benghazi


After the debate, debate moderator Candy Crowley said Republican nominee Mitt Romney was “right in the main” but “picked the wrong word” on the Obama administration’s immediate response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.

Crowley interrupted Romney during the debate, insisting that President Obama had in fact called the attack an “act of terror.”

ROMNEY: I want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

OBAMA: Get the transcript.

CROWLEY: It — it — it — he did in fact, sir. So let me — let me call it an act of terror…

OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy?

CROWLEY: He — he did call it an act of terror. It did as well take — it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that.

In a statement given in the Rose Garden on Sept. 12, Obama emphasized an anti-Islam video, before saying that “no acts of terror would shake the resolve of this great nation.”




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232 comments on “Candy Crowley Admits Romney Was Right on Benghazi
  1. sb36695 says:

    Now I know what lipstick on a pig looks like.

  2. undunder says:

    She’s done her intended damage to Romney. Admitting her “mistake” now after she’s accomplished her goal is of little help! She was a miserable excuse for a moderator. She was NIT neutral and did not even try to pretend to be neutral!

    • Mary says:

      she acted as an ADVOCATE for the fraud POTUS….

    • Remington 870 says:

      Most of us expected the Fat Lady to sing for her Dear Leader. Her intervention in saving Dear Leader from being skewed Romeny over Obama’s Lybia inaction is indicative of her liberal bias as a rep for the Communist News Network (CNN). And why the ‘Sandra Fluck’ does the GOP continue to allow liberal modrators into these debates has got to be the big question?

    • makes cents says:

      Candy Crowley has to be the worse moderator ever by interjecting HER thoughts into the debate seemingly wanting to be the “smart” one. It is always better to have people think you are stupid than to open your mouth and prove it.

    • repubnut says:

      It appears that the ENTIRE SYSTEM is pushing and planning an Obama re-election–It makes me wonder sometime that the choosing ONLY liberal moderators to control the debates?? could it be that the GOP is part of this SYSTEM !!!

      • agrclemsonfarmn says:

        You must have done what I did after the debate flip thru channels I wondered to myself (I’m glad I am not alone in doing so) what/which debate were these mouthbreathers viewing not the same as I

      • Maynard says:

        From what I read the people at the debate wrote questions on cards mailed to them along with other instructins. Candy received the cards and decided which questions were to be answsered and who was to answer them. Now my question is, were the questions she was going to ask given to Obama in advance of the debate? As a moderator they should have had a constitutional conservative asking questions,like Ron Paul.Both would have been in trouble.

    • Mairi says:

      In fact, I defy anyone to show me one debate from 2012 or even 2008, where the moderator was “conservative thinking”. These debates BEGIN with an ideological slant to ‘their’ candidate, and they do a great job of “carrying the water” for their ideological counterpart.
      I’m just wondering what a debate moderated by….oh, I don’t know….maybe Rush Limbaugh, would look like……….?
      If there are going to be debates, it’s only fair that at least half of them be moderated by someone with a conservative questioning standpoint. Why should progressives have all the fun…..? LOL!

    • mallen11 says:

      However, it will all come out on the talking points for days ahead and hopefully people are listening.

      • I’m here and listening–I watched
        the debate Oba’mmuh lost again.

      • agrclemsonfarmn says:

        I dont agree with Washington insiders even conservatives score POINTS for bho how do you give pts for a lie
        if you listened to ElRushBo today he is saying this same theme

        • mallen11 says:

          Yes, I heard the same things. I was wondering why conservative commentators put Romney down because he didn’t say “such and such”. When one is in the heat of the moment in a debate (argument) one doesn’t always think of the right thing to say until later. We should not put down our own people. They are also becoming the “armchair” debators after the fact.

        • El Kabong says:

          Conservative commentators may have put Romney down, because he is not 100% conservative. I liked everything he said during the debate, until he said that every woman should have access to contraceptives. That remark took the wind out of my sails. How can he talk about defunding Planned Parenthood, then turn around and say that every woman should have access to contraceptives? I was hoping he was not the flip-flop that many say he is, but I guess they are right. Bottom line: WE HAVE TO GET RID OF BHO!

        • mallen11 says:

          I totally understand what you are saying and I don’t even like things about Romney — he was not my pick. However, we need to come together and not put any doubt in the minds of those who are so critical about Romney that they will find any excuse at all to stay home and not vote or even dumb enough to vote a 3rd party in this critical election. Contraceptives should not even be an issue since they can be gotten so cheaply or even free from many sources. Yes, the bottom line is getting rid of -0, get comservatives in the Senate and House and try to turn this Nation around for the purpose of freedom. We need God’s help.

          I Tim 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

    • 13th Floor Looking Out says:

      What we do know, is Romney was debating against nothing more than a barking tree frog…Call known as a hollow-sounding “bark”.

    • ron says:

      Not only is she a miserable excuse for a moderator she is a miserable excuse for an American citizen and human being.

    • Americans are smarter than to believe Obama, for Gods sake all he does is lie, cheat, give our money to other countries, and hopes to ruin America, Do not let this happen America, stand up to this fraud president.

      • agrclemsonfarmn says:

        bho should be facing Congressional pre-impeachment hearings WAKE UP AMERICANS we had 4 murdered and entire bho administration is lying where are the statesmen/women

        • John Cherish says:

          there were more than 4 murdered, have you forgotten fast & furious 20,000 Mexicans and 2 border guards for that fiasco, also the many Christians in Libya and Egypt who have been murdered because of Obama’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood

        • Maynard says:

          The communists and the Bilderbergs wont let us have any real statesmen anymore, it would defeat them to allow that. What we need is a Gen. MacArthur or Gen. Patton, both of which were hated by the communist. Thats why they were under attack so much, just as was Barry Goldwater, Ron Paul,Keyes and Bork, all Constitutional conservatives.

        • agrclemsonfarmn says:

          watch as election day gets closer as jihad shows up more aka Wed Fed Resrv bho will show “leadership” for his adorers

    • agrclemsonfarmn says:

      notice on what netork the one she works for who watches regularly ccc
      wolf was haing a spasm at “first” with cnn poll after the debate UNTIL each part %age was taken–Mitt did well!

    • Thinkaboutit! says:

      Well, at least she’s shown more maturity than Obama ever will!

    • rwduncan says:

      Undunder, She is another one of Obama’s idiot followers. Anyone who beileves Obama has done anything for this country is an idiot and there are so many of them. And these people get to vote. There should be a test before you can vote on simple questions dealing with politics and if you don’t pass the test, you don’t get to vote How these people can not see that Obama is a muslim communist and that is were he is taking this country, I will never know! God help us all in this country!!!!!

  3. Bob S says:

    she is another obummma plant…… the sob was playing golf or campaigning he wasn’t at the white house….. the muslim imposter should be impeached…. he lies so much he doesn’t know what the true is…… but you can bet the blacks who get all the free stuff will continue to vote for him…because he gives them free phones…..

    • Mike6 says:

      The debate last night was fixed and the lady moderator was a typical Pravda Democrat, working to re-elect Obama. She was not an honest brocker like Jim Lehrer. She selected softball questions for Obama and tough questions for Romney. On the difficult Beghazi event she interrupted Romney with her own innacurate opinion and saved Obama. Her bias was an outrage. Folks, never listen to MSM media again!!!
      Chicago Democrat reporters are liars and should be run out of town.
      Let us recite the Prayer of Our LORD day and night with the beating of our hearts, as is discussed in the Holy Bible, that Romney wins the last debate next Monday.

      • Amen! A LOT of people in this country are praying mightily. And, no matter what the outcome of the election is, good or bad, God is in control, & HE will decide what is going to happen. I don’t think it’s going to be nice either. But, I also know that He WILL take care of His own. And, if we should have to give our lives, at least we’ll be with Jesus that much sooner!

    • del says:

      yep a phone for perpetual slavery to the government!

    • chuckster says:

      and illegals and the lazy whites. Just for the record, all those free phones that is costing a billion dollars a year, I just found out that everyone that has a cell phone bill is paying a 3 dollar charge on their bill every month to offset that billion, what a country

      • Yep, Oba’ma “Redistribution” in action.

      • Hate to say this, but the free phone thing was started under Reagan. It was Obama that changed it to include cell phones. The reason it was started was, so that, people with life threatening illnesses, that couldn’t afford a phone bill, would have a way to call for help. So we’ve been paying something to the big phone companies for a long time anyway. Poor people do need phones, but, they don’t need expensive phones, free texting, etc. Just to be able to call 911 if necessary, or to be able to call their doctor, things like that, should be all they should have. Just like with the food stamps. It’s SUPPOSED to be a federal law that nothing but food can be purchased with them. However, in some states, they are literally breaking the law, & allowing people to buy lottery tickets, beer, etc with them.

      • chuckster says:

        It was just on t.v. that this one woman has 16 free phones. I guess sheriff Joe missed that one

    • ginger says:

      I watched the tape of obuma saying the US would act against terrorists…he DID NOT SAY that Benghizi attack was AN ACT of terrorism,!! Again obama lied..he cannot help himself..he is hoping that people will forget that he and hillary said for days that it was a spontaneous protest against some stupid video and they both apopigized for the video and said the GOVERNMENT had nothing to do with it…they think we have short memories and are stupid.

      • Sam says:

        So did Candy C ! She is cut from the same mold as all the other Obama women who lie without any hesitation. Do they all think they will be rewarded in the Obama Socialist government, or are they just plain stupid?

        • ginger says:

          I have often wondered that myself…what is in it for them?? is it idol worship? stupidity? the list goes on and on..do they think they will be safer? are they really racist and have to profess that they aren’t by being “for” obama??? boggles the mind.

        • 67primrose says:

          It’s called “ideological liberal tunnel vision.” They can’t think for themselves “outside of the box.”

        • Whatever they THINK they’re going to get, & what they actually get, are going to be 2 entirely different things. Do they really think Obama will reward them for being traitors to the entire country? To everything that this nation was founded on? He wants to turn this into a Muslim nation, and, IF that happens, bye bye homosexuality, bye bye equal rights for women, bye bye abortion, birth control, etc. I hope that they get everything that’s coming to them! But,the rest of us have to pay also, is the bad thing.

        • ginger says:

          and to top it off she has the unfortunate name of “candy”…all the sugar melted her brain,

        • Maynard says:

          They will not be rewarded after the army of the Global Union, formaly the One World Order, invade our shores while our soldiers are away in some distant land. The enemies from within rise up and fight a guerrilla war against, ususing terrorist tactics. After resistance has ended, for the most part. the enemy will then begin to eliminate the useless in society, those who can not or will not work, and those who were politicaly Constitutional Conservatives who ,ight rise up to continue a guerrilla war aginst the enemy, the Global Union. This is why guncontrol and confiscation are so important to our enemies. Others to be liquidated are those fellow travelers and dupes that helped the enemy to defeat us, because they will be considered as untrustworthy. Ifthey could not be patriotic to their own country, why should they be patiotic to the new Global Union. About 9/10ths of the worlds population is to be liquidated. The fewer, the easier the control. Much of what is left of the population will consist of an obedientarmy and government police. The Global Union has learned from Hitler, Stalin and Mao as to how to control the masses. You don’t have to believe me because you will learn for yourselves, the hard way, and so will your children. For far too long, too many of you have believed “It can’t happen here” when it has happened in other parts of the world for centuries.

      • guest18 says:

        He lied throughout the whole debate. At the end, it showed him walking over to a laughing Biden to shake his hand. Biden had been seated strategically in the audience so that Obama could look directly at him. Two of his biggest lies were:

        “I won’t raise taxes on the middle class.”. Really? The Affordable Healthcare Act has 12 new taxes hidden within it and those taxes will hit the middle class the hardest.

        He said he cares about the families who lost loved ones in Libya. Really? One of the mothers was interviewed two days ago and had a different opinion. She said that, as she cried on Obama’s shoulder, he turned his head away from her as if he was bored. She begged to be told how her son died. Obama, Panetta and Clinton all promised they would get get back to her with that information. Four weeks have gone by and she hasn’t heard from any of them.

        Did you notice Obama very quickly change the subject when Romney brought up Fast and Furious? His response only confirmed to me that he was part of the illegal operation. Illegal immigrants from Mexico who currently support Obama should be madder than hell. Over 20,000 Mexicans and two U.S. border guards have been killed with the very weapons the Obama administration put in the hands of Mexican drug cartel members. Do the lost lives of their countrymen mean nothing to them?

        • ginger says:

          God doesn’t like liars..example Ananais and the tithe..but that is up to God…what baffles me is how someone can lie loudly with a straight face and with such force..obama’s entire life is a lie and his administration is crooked as a dog’s hind leg…he really needs a chart of his lies to keep himself to date on which lie, when…it would neccessarily a VERY LARGE chart.

        • granny says:

          Animals do not, or should not be singled out to describe BOZO. Those animals are worth so much more than that Kenyan illegal immigrant. They are faithful and loving……none of that describes BOZO, who is lower than a snakes belly. (snakes are fair game)…lol

        • ginger says:

          orrect..duly noted.

        • agrclemsonfarmn says:

          why does campaign staff run interference for bho where is Patreus ashamed I reckon, DOD, Home SEcurity?

        • judydoyle says:

          Did you notice how the muslim kept looking down? That is a really good gauge for recognizing a liar. Judges in courts of law will dismiss anyone who looks down. Police officers know when a liar is standing in front of them when they won’t look the officer in the eye.

        • John Cherish says:

          I have used that technique to detect when I am being lied to and as a manager I was trained to detect when someone was lying we had special seminars on what to look for ..what is really disgusting is when you watch Obama giving a speech on something and you keep picking up the lies one after another…sometimes gets to the point where I just can’t stand to watch him lie …and I change the channel or go do something else…I know i will be voting against him in November and that is the truth

        • judydoyle says:

          John, you are a true Patriot. Thanks for you wise vote. Perhaps together we Americans can change our country back to something we recognize!!

      • Maynard says:

        ne thing among may that I learned as a policeman, is that their are people who will lie when the truth would have sufficed, and is one reason innocent people end up in jail. Their advisors, their attories tell them what to say, just like Obamas puppet masters tell him what to say and do. That goes for Romney ,too. and most other politicians. We the people voted for the image presented to us because we are considered too stupid to see through the fog and see the real person. For 60 years we have voted for the false images and that is why we are where we are today, economicly and fiscally, and we will continue down that path because once again Ameicans will vote for socialism.

    • granny says:

      Not all blacks want BOZO in for another 4 years. Only the ones that have been retired since birth. That is also the reason that the illegals are marching into the USA. its all the freebees they get by just being here.

  4. ConfusedAmericanCitizen says:

    A day late and a convenient dollar short.

  5. Woody Clements says:

    Damage was done, but did you notice that Obama ask her to repeat it even knowing it was wrong!

    • BAMASHADES says:

      Well what do we expect of the ladies of the colored news network. The talk like they are part of the Obama campaign. “Candy” did her job on Romney, should be a job for her in the next Whitehouse.

    • agrclemsonfarmn says:

      that was show off and a bluff
      fluffy aka candy swallowed

  6. Just a shill. The media is desperate to be relevant again.

  7. bigdog says:

    I see an add just anoyher lie from Obama and a leftist cover up.

  8. susie says:

    Candy Crowley should be fired! Obama is a pathological liar as witnessed in all his debates and anybody who supports him is just plain stupid!

    • Nadine says:

      Clearly she was defending Obama & was not to be the referee…Who’s the next comintator! It better be a REPublican!

      • RubyBlu says:

        I agree with you. The Romney party needs to really get aggressive with the choice of the next moderator. Impartial? is there such a person, I believe not. So go for a Republican this time!

        • John Cherish says:

          I want a moderator who does not take sides, and keeps it fair and within the time constraints I am not voting for the moderator for president and their comments should not even be heard … the time limits also should be strictly enforced…and do not give Obama a copy of the questions before the debate as it was obvious his responses were “scripted”

      • Mary says:

        Nadine: there will never be a Republican moderator, the liberals don’t know how to handle the same. I will fall over IF I ever witness a FOX newsperson or consultant…..I would love to have Megan Kelly, Sean Hannity NOT O’Reilly, he is a push over.
        I like Deneen Borelli…she can handle herself beautifully also

      • agrclemsonfarmn says:

        Brace yourself cbs bob scheiffer (sp?) need I say more?

    • joe schlepp says:

      Fired by who? CNN will reward her with a promotion for saving the hide of the Socialist Leader.

    • agrclemsonfarmn says:

      she’ll get a raise

  9. yancie says:

    Obama continues to lie. Does anyone out here want to see obama back in the wh. He is totally ill equipped to guide our nation

    • cirbuck1 says:

      There are a lot of people that want to see O back in the wh. My neighbors for instance; two gay men in their late 50′s. The problem I see is that many people have “single focus” issues in, let’s just call it what it really is when compared to real American excellence and traditions, the lower classes. In a debate with these neighbors they couldn’t tell me one reason why O should be reelected other than his promoting their agenda. Beyond the perverted alternative lifestyle, these are fiscally upper middle class guys with educations and small businesses, and should have an eye towards economics, national security, infrastructure, and myriad other issues that just about any Republican could do a better job at than O and his band of socialist have and will do. But that one issue, of promoting gay rights, is all that they need to vote for this guy once again. Unfortunately, there are many now in this nation that vote the same way; “What are you going to do for me right now about my one failing in life”. Hardly any democrats, young voters, lower class citizens take any “long” view of the country and what is good for everyone for the future. It has become “what will you do for me right now”. And that makes it easy for a continual liar to pull in enough votes based on emotion.

  10. Charlie says:

    Since Candy is adult enough to admitt that she made a incorrect statement of fact. Should not our president be an adult to admitt that he was not telling the truth and take the heat that follows doing such an action? The answer is yes

    • bamashades says:

      Thats the Democat way, say what they want then apoligize after no one is around to care. The ladies of CNN(colored news network) strike again, this was equal to Soledad Obrien’s remarks, she really sounds like she is working for the Obama campaign.

    • bhoMUSTGO says:

      Unfortunately, no he’s not adult enough. He’s been lying so long, he thinks his lies are the tru

  11. Jim Brunetti says:

    Obama originally said that it was something that happeded during a domestic demonstration. It took him two weeks to figure out and admit that killing our Ambassador and 4 Americans was an act of terrorism. When Obama first came into office, his administration struck the word “terrorism” from the CIA roster so as not to offend the Muslim Brotherhood, the Al Queda, Rioting Palestinians, etc., Obama’s approach is to appease our enemies, and not to “call a spade a spade”. God help this country if we don’t elect a competent President this November. This man does not have the Values that our Constitution and Forefathers set forth: America first.

  12. Meg says:

    The fact is that Obama has attended less than half of the Daily Security Briefings ever since he has been in office. Had he attended these briefings he would have known that they needed more security in Libya. Evidently Hillary ignored their repeated request for additional security and as a result we lost 4 Americans. Now I think we need to get 4 Americans out of Washington, Barack & Michelle, Bill & Hillary. They are the Democrats “famous liars”.

  13. Mary says:

    This, I hope is raised once more during the last debate….
    It does not really matter to me because I know whom to vote for….

    • Nadine says:

      It will be!

      • Mary says:

        hey Nadine: everything that was said by nobama is untrue…what did you think of this debate?

        • Nadine says:

          BO looked nervous & tense…and YES, he lied again to the people & twisted words, but Romney was right on with the FACTS! Romney has to hit him again the next debate about Libia! BO has no plan, just class warfare, Obummercare (a killer) & more distruction of our economy & energy! Romney was the clear winner to get our countries engine going again! He’s gonna WIN! Just worried at the wackos that will cause trouble…but we’re ready!!

        • Mary says:

          yes, in the event Mitt wins the electoral votes we are in danger….
          nobama is really pushing CLASS WARFARE, as you say….people seem to misinterpret the funding for nobamacare…..they seem to skip the fact that MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY as it is today will be defunding and the monies transferred to nobamacare…this FRAUD POTUS is dangerous. Apparently, facts don’t mean a thing.

        • Nadine says:

          You’re correct Mary! Some people just will beleive BO no matter what he says! They are uneducated or just not willing to listen! I knew when he was elected there would be trouble…simply because he is the first Black President! BUT he is half white…but that doesn’t matter!! And I’m sure in time it will all come out as to his Muslim faith! The night he was elected I was nearly run off the road by a black girl screaming at me “WE RULE NOW!” So, yes I’m sure there will be trouble makers & BO will not go easily! I hope this next debate on foreign policy nails him to the wall! Keep in touch!!

  14. jondarmes says:

    I think Romney did pretty well since he, like Ryan, had 2 opponents, Obama and Crowley, but what does the RNC expect when they agree to let all the debates be moderated by leftists? Apparently women leftists are worse than the men, as Jim Leher did a decent job, not so the 2 skanks.

  15. Mamasmurph says:

    I was not a happy person with Candy Crowley comment. We all know that President did not admit it was an act or terror until much later. Why can’t they just call him on the lie and say it was a lie. This was a cover up and we all know it. Mitt Romney has my vote and nothing the President can say will change that. I see our great country going down the drain because of his policies.