Look what's tentatively scheduled for December 12th, because if it's one thing we haven't O.D.'d on, it's those scintillating, informative, feel-good Republican "debates".
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)- Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich have agreed to a Lincoln-Douglas style match-up, with both participants going head-to-head on a range of issues.
As you may recall, the last time there was such a "match-up" it was between Newt and Hermie Cain, at which Newt signed books in the lobby beforehand. How enterprising of him.
And as I pointed out at the time, it only cost $200 to see what was supposed to be a throwback to the 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Instead it turned out to be a love fest, with Hermie deferring to Newt whenever a tough question was posed.
It's hard to imagine Jon Huntsman allowing things to devolve that way, but undoubtedly Newt will do his sweaty best to cheapen the event.
By the way, Huntsman isn't ruling out running as an independent.