Let 'Em Rumble
Lehrer defends himself here.
"The first few times I said 'let's move on' and they wanted to keep talking, the inclination of course is to stop them so I could cover all the subjects I wanted to cover," he said. "But I'm sitting there thinking, 'Wait a minute, they're talking to each other, leave 'em alone.' So I backed off."
He'd get much harsher criticism if he prematurely stopped discussions, he said.
"Not only that, but I would have deserved it," he said.Spencerblog completely agrees. Now, let's see what the "moderators" in the upcoming debates do. Will they try to make themselves the story. Or will they let the candidates have at each other? We're rooting for the latter.