The Presidential Debate Moderators: It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again
The other day, I saw a headline regarding the moderators chosen for the presidential debates. Before I could click on the link, I was struck by a sudden strong feeling, a premonition if you will. An overpowering vision appeared inside my head, showing me the identity and political leanings of this group of moderators.
Of course, this sort of premonition is not new for me. I have always been a bit of a psychic, a trait I inherited from my mother’s side of the family. According to my mom, my great grandma was also a psychic and/or a witch. Her most famous prediction, in fact, regarded her marriage to my great grandfather. She predicted that he would want to avoid the shotgun wedding being planned for him by his homely neighbor and her father. And, sure enough, he ran away with my great grandma and married her instead.
But, let’s get back to my premonition. Something told me that the list would contain not one, not two, but three liberal moderators for the presidential debates.
“Not even one of them,” the voice inside my head said, “will be from the conservative media.”
“Are you sure?” I asked.
“Hey, have I ever lied to you?” the voice replied.
As I clicked on the link, my hands were shaking. Could this be true? Was this a real premonition, or was I just having another psychotic episode? The answer was “yes” (yes for the premonition, not the psychosis). The trio of “not so moderate” moderators will be Jim Lehrer from PBS, Candy Crowley from CNN, and CBS’ Bob Schieffer.
Surprisingly, I was not too disheartened by this news. After all, the mainstream media periodically engage in periods of navel gazing, followed by an intense examination of their own possible prejudices. The good news is that they never manage to find any such biases in their reporting, or in their interactions with conservatives. No, they are all good, all the time. Unlike those ne’er do wells at Fox News or other conservative news outlets, the MSM have no agenda, preference, or pre-conceived notion about any political candidate.
In addition to making me question my grasp on reality, moments like this really make me question the competency of our side. It appears that we are helpless, or is that hapless, when it comes to choosing who gets to ask the defining questions, in what is the defining election of our lifetime. Of course, I am sure that all conservatives are hopeful that the moderators will treat Mitt fairly. After all, no one expects them to use every trick in the book to try to make Obama look good and Romney look bad. That could not happen, could it?
Wait a minute. I feel another premonition coming on.