Moderator Martha Raddatz, reporting on the field (Photo : Twitter/@MarthaRaddatz)
The vice presidential debate is tomorrow and the spotlight is also on the moderator, Martha Raddatz.
Raddatz is currently the senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News since November 2008. She joined the network back in January 1999 as their State Department correspondent.
Following Jim Lehrer's performance as moderator of the first presidential debate, which has not been positive, the expectations are for Raddatz not to follow those footsteps.
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Raddatz has already received criticism from conservatives, alleging political bias, according to Mediaite.
The alleged bias included a guest attending Raddatz's wedding in 1991. The guest was Barack Obama.
The Daily Caller reported on Obama's attendance and ABC News has issued a statement, calling the political bias as "absurd."
ABC News stated, "This is absurd. Martha Raddatz is known for her tough, fair reporting, which is why it was no surprise to her colleagues inside and outside ABC News that she was chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates for this assignment. Barack Obama was a law school classmate of Raddatz's ex-husband Julius Genachowski at Harvard. At the time Barack Obama was a student and president of the Law Review. He attended their wedding over two decades ago along with nearly the entire Law Review, many of whom went onto successful careers including some in the Bush administration. Raddatz and Mr. Genachowski divorced in 1997 and both are now remarried."
The 90-minute vice presidential debate is set for 9 p.m. EDT in Danville, Kentucky with Joe Biden and Paul Ryan taking center atage.
The Commission on President Debates (CPD) confirmed the theme will be foreign and domestic policy.
According to the CPD, the debate format will have nine segments with a 10 minute time limit, each. As moderator, Raddatz will give an opening question and Biden and Ryan will each have two minutes to respond. Afterwards, Raddatz will give the candidates time to elaborate on the topic.
Unlike the first presidential debate, the topics has not been revealed.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), however, is asking for a specific topic to be brought up.
The ACLU is asking supporters to sign a petition to have Raddatz ask about a woman's right to choose.
ACLU stated, "The presidential candidates debated domestic issues for 90 minutes last week and not a word was spoken about a woman's right to choose, access to contraception or federal funding for family planning services. This happened even though the war on women and its consequences have had devastating consequences for millions of women all across America."
They added, "Tell debate moderator Martha Raddatz: Make sure access to abortion and contraception aren't ignored in the Vice Presidential debate."
Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, the vice presidential debate can be seen below: