Michelle Obama clapped when she wasn't supposed to during the debate. Way to follow the rules
— Jeb Sexton (@JebSexton) October 17, 2012
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…