At long last, and after being repeatedly prodded by Elizabeth Warren’s campaign, Scott Brown has magnanimously agreed to participate in a televised debate sponsored by the Globe and several Boston TV stations. Why this took so long is entirely beyond me, but whatever – there will now be at least three televised debates, and that’s a good thing.
Here’s a possible next step in this increasingly tiresome debate-gate: Warren should reject the Dan Rea radio debate, since Rea is someone “who espouses conservative views and openly describes himself as Brown’s friend.” It was too much for Brown to show up at Vicki Kennedy’s institute, even though Kennedy herself would have had no role in the debate; obviously, then, it is too much for the moderator to be an open supporter of one of the candidates.
A fourth TV debate would be nice; another option would be for Warren to agree to the Margery Eagan/Jim Braude radio debate. Of course, nobody listens to radio debates, but at least Eagan and Braude as a team don’t obviously favor either candidate.