I guess when you’re the front-runner in political race that has inspired (though that’s not quite the word) such apathy that ‘Undecided’ has more supporters than all of the candidates combined, debates aren’t worth the risk. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who leads in the polls among Democratic gubernatorial candidates with 27 percent (‘Undecided’ has 54 percent), is backing out of a televised debate with party rivals state Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur scheduled for May 27.
Brown claims the agreement among the Democratic candidates was for three debates, two televised and one broadcast on the radio, while Mizeur and Gansler say the agreement was for three televised debates.
That leaves the trailing candidates to talk amongst (well, technically, between) themselves on Baltimore’s Fox affiliate next Tuesday at 8 p.m. Expect a few unanswered digs at the lieutenant governor.