Candy Crowley's Hand-picked Questioner Asks Anti-Bush Question, Where's Obama's Jimmy Carter Question?

The questions hand-picked during tonight's presidential debate by moderator Candy Crowley have been overwhelmingly stacked in favor of President Obama compared to Governor Romney.

Perhaps the most galling was ananti-Republican question asking the candidates how they were different than the George W. Bush administration, a theme that Obama has hammered since he first ran for president in 2007:

"Governor Romney, I am an undecided voter, because I’m disappointed with the lack of progress I’ve seen in the last four years. However, I do attribute much of America’s economic and international problems to the failings and missteps of the Bush administration. Since both you and President Bush are Republicans, I fear a return to the policies of those years should you win this election. What is the biggest difference between you and George W. Bush, and how do you differentiate yourself from George W. Bush?"

There's simply no way to conclude that Obama did not have a built-in unfair advantage by allowing this question to be asked. If Crowley were a fair journalist, she'd have had Obama answer how he's different than former president Jimmy Carter.

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