Moderator Candy Crowley of CNN speaks to the audience prior to the start of a town hall style presidential debate at Hofstra University. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Candy Crowley is not “just holding the microphone” as a former town hall-style debate moderator suggested she might. Rather, Crowley is attempting to referee two highly charged candidates and asking several follow-ups to the audience questions. More than a half hour into the debate, we have only heard from four voters. The fourth question came from Katherine Fenton, who asked the candidates how they would address pay equity for women.