May 15, 2003 letter from Campaign Manager Craig Smith
|On behalf of Senator Lieberman,
I would like to propose that all of our campaigns agree to one nationally-broadcast,
media-sponsored debate a month for the duration of the campaign. For practical
scheduling reasons, we suggest that these debates begin in July.
If we all agree that the Democratic primary should be one of ideas, let's all agree to appear regularly before the voters on television in media-sponsored, neutral debates that have the potential of reaching the widest possible audience. Doing so would not only help ensure that the voters hear our voices but that the Republican Party is not permitted to dominate the political debate with its fundraising resources and with the media power of the presidency.
I urge all of our campaigns to accept this challenge and to work together to make this happen.
We hope to be able to work with you, with the media and with sponsoring organizations to organize these monthly debates.