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Olbermann guest asks where the GOP candidates are ‘who are going to stand up to the mob’

By Muriel Kane
Friday, September 23, 2011 22:04 EDT
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Current TV’s Keith Olbermann spoke on Friday with journalist Craig Crawford about the extremism on display at the most recent GOP presidential candidate debate.

“Where are the leaders of the party who are going to stand up to the mob?” Crawford asked. “Come November [2012], they’re going to have to campaign for those independent voters, and independent voters like to see presidential candidates stand up to their own parties.”

Crawford also expressed doubt that out of the current field of GOP candidates “any of them are strong enough to resist that gravitational pull to the extreme of their party.”

“Is there a tipping point at which this starts being the story?” Olbermann asked. “That Republican candidates in a real switch start getting damaged by their supporters?”

“Three examples make a rule,” Crawford replied.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
 
 
 
 
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Olbermann guest asks where the GOP candidates are ‘who are going to stand up to the mob’

By Muriel Kane
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Current TV’s Keith Olbermann spoke on Friday with journalist Craig Crawford about the extremism on display at the most recent GOP presidential candidate debate.

“Where are the leaders of the party who are going to stand up to the mob?” Crawford asked. “Come November [2012], they’re going to have to campaign for those independent voters, and independent voters like to see presidential candidates stand up to their own parties.”

Crawford also expressed doubt that out of the current field of GOP candidates “any of them are strong enough to resist that gravitational pull to the extreme of their party.”

“Is there a tipping point at which this starts being the story?” Olbermann asked. “That Republican candidates in a real switch start getting damaged by their supporters?”

“Three examples make a rule,” Crawford replied.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
 
 
 
 
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