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TV debate: Bob Schieffer, the morning after

Moderator Bob Schieffer, center, watches as Republican presidential

Moderator Bob Schieffer, center, watches as Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands before the start of the last debate, held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2012) Credit: AP

Bob Schieffer, moderator of last night's third and final debate, was on "CBS This Morning," and offered a deconstruction of last night. Plus, he makes an interesting prediction about the election.

Bob? He was good, but then he's always good. He jumped in at the right time, and jumped out at the right time, and — wisely — declined to pull a "Candy Crowley" and attempt to correct either candidate about the record (because he'd be jumping in and out all the time, and then deal with disputes to what he'd said the following day.)

Sometimes it is best to let sleeping dogs lie, as Candy found out, who had to deal with semantics "he-said-he-did-not-say" battle for days afterward. Yes, there was a brief bobble over the president's name that became a trending topic for a time, but apparently no harm done:


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