Lieberman, who lost the Democratic primary to businessman Ned Lamont and is now running as an independent, sent letters to Lamont, Republican Alan Schlesinger, Green Party candidate Ralph Ferrucci and Concerned Citizens candidate Timothy Knibbs.
"Voters are eager to know what we will do to solve the problems affecting their daily lives," Lieberman wrote in his letter. He also said the candidates have an opportunity to set "a high standard for a new politics of civil engagement."
Most of the other candidates have already said they're willing to debate.
Personally I like the idea of having all of the candidates on the ballot being invited to the debate. It gives minor parties, who can't afford giant ad buys, a chance to present themselves to the voters. We've already seen Lamont and Lieberman debate face to face anyway.
I'm curious as to why Lieberman would want to debate at all. His performance in the one primary debate was less than stellar, and I won't even get into how terrible the now infamous VP debate was. Joe could potentially lose votes to both Lamont and Schlesinger.
How many debates should take place, and keeping in mind the number of candidates what format should be used?
Associated Press. "Lieberman calls on opponents to debate" Connecticut Post Election '06 Blog. 8/31/06