A while back, in reference to some of the primary dynamics, I noted that the less funded, underdog candidate usually asks for more debates, and criticizes as chicken the better funded, favored candidate, who inevitably finds reasons to not want more debates. Politics. The dynamic is usually tacit proof that the underdog's campaign is having problems. It usually happens late in a campaign season. Well, it's awfully early, but guess what? From The Hill:
Presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) invited his new Democratic opponent, presumptive nominee Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), to “at least” 10 joint town hall debates.
McCain also suggested that the two candidates fly together to the first debate “as a symbolically important act embracing the politics of civility.”