Candidate Says Male Moderator Prettier Than Candy

A good rule of thumb is that anything Democrats accuse Republicans of doing is something Democrats are guilty of themselves. Watch the liberal senate candidate in Arizona, Richard Carmona, prove the point by warring on women and comparing his male debate moderator with Candy Crowley.

After a heated exchange during Thursday’s debate, moderator Brahm Resnik remarked: “Geez, now I know how Candy Crowley felt.”

“You’re prettier than her,” Carmona interjected, creating a moment of awkwardness.

Carmona was already under attack by Republican Jeff Flake for his treatment of women.

The simple 30-second spot, based off a POLITICO story from May, features Carmona’s former supervisor, Cristina Beato, looking straight into the camera and recalling the surgeon general pounding on her door in the middle of the night.

“The ad just appears very believable. … The ad in and of itself — it’s a good ad,” said one top Arizona Democrat who supports Carmona. “They’re trying to insinuate he’s got a woman problem. Their problem is that it’s a singular incident that doesn’t play into a larger narrative.”

Carmona's debate remark reinforces the narrative launched by the ad.