One of the bigger arguments arising out of the debate was from an incredible moment when Obama pushed Candy Crowley to say Mitt Romney was wrong about his accusation that Obama had delayed in calling Benghazi a terrorist attack.
Obama immediately and very angrily denounced the accusation in a terse exchange with Romney, that ended with Crowley saying Obama was right, and the biased audience applauding.
Romney’s attack seemed to be undone by the moderator and the crowd.
But that’s not the whole story [emphasis added]:
“After the debate, the president came over to me and spent about two minutes with me privately,” says the 61-year-old Ladka, who works at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola, N.Y. According to Ladka, Obama gave him “more information about why he delayed calling the attack a terorist [sic] attack.” For background, Obama did apparently lump Benghazi into a reference to “acts of terror” in a Sept. 12 Rose Garden address. However, he spent about two weeks holding off on using the full “terrorist” designation. The rationale for the delay, Obama explained to Ladka, was to make sure that the “intelligence he was acting on was real intelligence and not disinformation,” recalls Ladka.