At the very beginning of the Hofstra University presidential debate, “moderator” Candy Crowley announced the rules of the road and noted that the “audience has agreed to be polite and attentive — no cheering, no booing, or outbursts of any sort.”
But many debate watchers on Twitter noticed that First Lady Michelle Obama — in bright pink in the bottom right-hand corner of the cutaway shown on Fox News (we’ve screen-capped it above) — clapped loudly, vigorously, and ostentatiously during the shameful Obama/Crowley tag-team against Romney over what the president said in the Rose Garden about Benghazi.
— Rorschach Justice (@InfidelJustice) October 17, 2012
@freddoso is it me or was it Michelle Obama who just clapped during the Libya exchange ?
— Stephen Schroeder (@SZSTCB) October 17, 2012
— KK (@Karen_Katcavage) October 17, 2012
— ★ Dan Michael ★ (@danPSCU) October 17, 2012
When the crowd erupted in applause, Michelle Obama clapped loudly, breaking the rules. Just saying !
— Lisa (@llwolf13) October 17, 2012
@cliffkresge Did you notice Michelle actually clapped when Candy cut off Romney so Obama didn’t have to answer foreign policy?
— Zack Byrd (@zbyrdgolf) October 17, 2012
Michelle Obama could’ve not clapped any louder? Damn!
— Leonardo Quintero (@LeoQuinteroPi) October 17, 2012
Michelle Obama clapped during the middle of the debate!Shame on you!
— Maureen Paradise Mal (@mmallon11) October 17, 2012
Watch it for yourselves:
As usual, there are no consequences when an Obama breaks the rules.
19 days until Election Day…