Debate: Pressuring the moderator


Here’s something you don’t see every day: A full-page ad in the New York Times challenging the moderator of tonight’s presidential debate to ask a question from the special-interest group that bought the ad.

“How do you cut income taxes for people who don’t owe them?” it offers to CBS News’ Bob Schieffer.

The group,, is a front for somebody, but I haven’t yet figured out exactly who. Some of the threads point back to the Heritage Foundation.

The ad virtually guarantees the question won’t be asked.

Tonight’s presidential debate begins at 8 p.m. (CT). I hope you’ll join me here for the live-blogging and online discussion.