Martha Raddatz, Hillary Clinton, and now Candy Crowley — women seem to keep throwing themselves in to rescue this candidacy.
Note the parallel with the Ryan/Biden debate. In both cases, the Democrat candidate recognized the assist given their "objective" moderator: Biden by saying the equivalent of "Yeah! answer that!" when Raddatz did his arguing for him, and Obama urging Crowley to say her (inaccurate) defense of him a little louder.