If we continue to give Democrats extra time because they need to express their “important points,” we need to change the rules; otherwise, it looks suspicious to the casual observer expecting the debates to be fair and honest.
In the first presidential debate, Obama took advantage of an extra three minutes and fourteen-seconds. If we accrue that time in Super Bowl dollars, each second is extremely valuable. Biden was cut back slightly, the reason is obvious, he was only allowed an extra minute and twenty-two seconds and the whole Democrat Party was holding its breath during the excess time. In the second presidential debate, Obama required an extra four minutes and eighteen-seconds to dance around the different questions.
Despite the extra time, it is obvious he needs a little more time to express himself succinctly, but if we don't make an extra time allowance for Obama or an official time handicap for Romney, the public is liable to doubt the critical speaking abilities of Obama and Democrats in general.
CNN explained the situation with perfect What Lies In Your Debt? letter-to-employees-defending-crowley”>Liberal logic in an email to their staff:
On why Obama got more time to speak, it should be noted that Candy and her commission producers tried to keep it even but that Obama went on longer largely because he speaks more slowly. We're going to do a word count to see whether, as in Denver, Romney actually got more words in even if he talked for a shorter period of time.
Liberals are always emphasizing “fairness” and to be fair, we should take into account Romney's superior grasp of the English language. Some people are upset with Candy Crowley for the time discrepancy, but I am sure she was using Liberal logic to be fair. I don't think it is necessary to have calls for throwing her under the bus, she won't fit, maybe a deuce and a half, but not your everyday Greyhound. She surely comes by her first name honestly.
If the First Lady really wants to lead a cheering group, she should be allowed to wear a college cheer leading outfit and really lead some good cheers. Republicans are known to be accommodating and acting like whipped dogs, so there should be no problem.
I am proposing an extra five minutes of time for Obama and all future Democrats, to allow enough time for them to collect their thoughts and express themselves with clarity and organization. The public doesn't need to know, we can use timers with a bell and not show the audience the actual times.
This will be a tremendous advantage for Obama, and he needs all the help he can get.