Rick Perry sent a letter, obtained exclusively by GOP12, today to Nancy Pelosi, challenging her to a public debate next week.
Perry, in the letter:
"I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo.
I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences. Let the people decide.
If Monday doesn't work, perhaps we could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America's heartland."
I have to say I kind of like this. Yeah, it's gimmicky, and will be characterized as unpresidential. On the other hand, it calls attention to Perry's latest proposal and is consistent with his theme of taking a wrecking ball to Washington. And, of course, he has little to lose at this point by going bold -- no pastels, as he says.