In an interview with the AP while campaigning in New Hampshire today, Mitt Romney said he would not meet Newt Gingrich in a one on one debate “out of respect” for the other candidates in the GOP race.
What a copout. Were Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman being disrespectful to Romney when they agreed to one on one debates with Gingrich?
When it comes to Newt, I guess Mitt is content to hide behind his surrogates and third party attack ads.
And here I thought Mitt wanted to earn the nomination. Well, if Mitt wants to earn my vote then he needs to debate Newt mano-a-mano. If he refuses to do so then I can only conclude that Mitt fears Newt. And well he should.