5 Presidential Debate Moderators Better Than Jim Lehrer


After last night’s kerfuffle during the debates, Jim Lehrer may be regretting his decision to come out of semi-retirement to moderate his 12th presidential debate.

The veteran PBS anchor drew the ire of social media hounds, as Twitizens quickly deemed Lehrer’s performance as being “too lenient” on the candidates, which went trending as #PoorJim. As critics and political pundits alike say that Jim Lehrer failed to keep control of the campaign’s first direct exchange between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the night found both candidates talking over him as Lehrer attempted to keep them to time limitations.

With 12 days to go before these two presidential candidates meet again at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, we here at VIBE wanted to offer suggestions on who we’d like to see in the moderator’s chair if we had a choice — because regardless of who won last night’s debate — Jim Lehrer lost.

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