Let the debate over debates begin in the 12th congressional district race where Democratic Robert Shamansky of Bexley is challenging Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township.
Shamansky wants four debates with the incumbent before the Nov. 7 election. He hasn't proposed exact dates, venues or formats, but said the topics should be Iraq, health care, the economy and congressional corruption and ethics.
Tiberi wasn't making any promises. Spokesman Bruce Cuthbertson said "there will be many opportunities for voters to hear the views of Pat and his opponent" through "candidate forums and other joint events" of the type Tiberi has participated in during past elections.
I doubt that Shamansky has much of a chance against my former congressman, but I'd like debates (if we had real debates anymore.)