Jim Lehrer, getting in the way

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Lehrer just stepped all over Obama's criticism of McCain for saying the fundamentals of the economy are strong -- he basically interrupted Obama mid-sentance.

Lehrer always says debates are about the candidates, not the moderator -- but he just injected himself into it in a completely useless way, derailing what could have been an actual sharp exchange between the candidates.

UPDATE: Time's James Poniewozik describes Lehrer's interjection as an attempt to "stage-direct drama into a debate."

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