Reviews on Keith last night.
Comments, comments on Keith Olbermann's role as moderator of last night's AFL-CIO Presidential Forum here in the Windy City:
The Washington Post columnist Howard Kurtz: "How did Olbermann do? He asked substantive questions, kept things moving crisply and followed up. But I have to say that he seemed less aggressive than he does when picking apart President Bush's record on "Countdown." He mostly threw straight policy pitches that the candidates hit easily, with no curveballs about contradictions in their records."
Newsbusters.org's Brad Wilmouth: "Did the sweltering Chicago temperatures somehow get to him? The MSNBC host who is notorious for anti-Bush, anti-conservative rants employed a more balanced approach when he moderated Tuesday's 90-minute plus debate. While audience members posed numerous left-leaning questions to the candidates, Olbermann asked a number of challenging or contrarian questions, a few even from the right."
And check out another installment of HuffPost's Debate Liveblog Series. "In terms of moderators, I feel like Olbermann is the best we've seen thus far. He's serious, but equally interested in letting the candidates have their (reasonable) say as he is in keeping within the time limits."