From the AP:
Pathetic, if totally predictable – it is always the establishment, big-money candidate who seeks to avoid debates, and the outsider, grassroots candidate who wants as many debates as possible. But really, what is Reilly afraid of? It’s not like he’s inarticulate (one can understand Tom Menino being less than enthused about a face-to-face debate …), or like he hasn’t staked out some positions that differ from Patrick – there would be plenty to talk about. And the people of Massachusetts deserve to know where the candidates stand. This is an important office (Mitt Romney’s contrary views notwithstanding), and putting off debates until two weeks before the primary is irresponsible.
If there’s a media offer on the table, the candidates should all accept it. Come on, Tom. You can do better.