Today, the Huntsman campaign emailed the following invitation to Matt Rhoades, campaign manager of Mitt Romney for President.
December 12, 2011
Campaign Manager, Mitt Romney for President
P.O. Box 149756
Boston, MA 02114-9756
Dear Mr. Rhoades,
I’m sure we both agree that New Hampshire voters deserve to hear a substantive discussion from the candidates on why they are best prepared to lead the nation. It is for that reason that we are extending a formal invitation to Governor Romney to join Governor Huntsman in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate at St. Anselm College before New Hampshire’s primary.
This evening Governor Huntsman and Speaker Gingrich participated in such a debate, which allows candidates to move beyond soundbites. While we understand your campaign has thus far declined to participate in one-on-one debates, we urge you to accept Governor Huntsman’s challenge and join us in offering voters the serious, substantive discussion they deserve.
We propose the following dates for your consideration: December 17th – 20th, or December 27th - January 9th.
Thank you in advance for your prompt consideration of this invitation. I will be available at your convenience to coordinate the event.
Deputy Campaign Manager
Jon Huntsman for President