The Bipartisan Policy Center led a conversation Tuesday night at the Newseum with prominent journalists PBS’s Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, and CNN’s Candy Crowley, who have all been on the front lines of election coverage this cycle. They chatted about the upcoming election and their groundbreaking experiences on the campaign trail.
Crowley, who co-hosted the second and more tumultuous of the three debates, said, “I commit acts of journalism everyday, it just comes naturally to me.” She added, “I think if Romney didn’t have the debate he had in the first round, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Woodruff remarked, “We are one of the few places on the planet that can change our leadership without drawing a gun or blood.”
Um, not so fast Woodruff…We did have four criminal and violent changes of power in our history with Abraham Lincoln in 1865, James Garfield in 1881, William McKinley in 1901 and John F. Kennedy in 1963. But yes, we get the point that we vote freely and transfer power peacefully.