There are already two scheduled debates this week ahead of next week’s Florida primary, now we could see another face-off, on “Face the Nation,” of the top two candidates. Bob Schieffer will be moderating a one-hour edition of his show from Miami Sunday and yesterday, he got Newt Gingrich on board for a debate.
Schieffer: Mr. Speaker, I’ve got a proposal for you. We’re going to be in Miami next week broadcasting Face the Nation, a special one hour edition. If I could get Mitt Romney to come sit down at the table with us would you come on and debate him for the full hour, just the two of you?
Gingrich: Well listen, I have to consult with R.C. Hammond, as you know, but I will tell you I personally would like to do that. I have a hunch that if you can get Governor Romney to agree to the three of us to sit down next Sunday, it would be perfect and I suspect we’d be happy to come and do it.
Schieffer: Alright, well we’ll look for you then and I’ll call him up right now. Thanks very much and congratulations.
CBS tells us there’s been no response as of yet from the Romney campaign.
In April, “Face the Nation” will be expanded weekly to one hour.