The question is not, of course, whether Sen. Obama has the guts to agree to this challenge.

The question is, does he have the guts to even respond? to the San Francisco Chronicle?

Senator Obama, you’re invited

Sen. John McCain came up with a terrific idea Monday when he was handed an invitation to meet with our editorial board as part of our endorsement process.

“Why don’t you invite Senator (Barack) Obama to join me?” McCain suggested.


Senator Obama: Consider this an official invitation for a debate with McCain before The Chronicle’s editorial board.


What do you say, Senator Obama?

Probably? As little as he can possibly manage; and, judging from the way he and his get peeved when they don’t get everything precisely the way that they like it, what he will say will almost certainly be… ah, unsatisfactory to the San Francisco Chronicle. I expect that the word “distraction” will be prominently displayed in any rejection – should Obama even bother to give one, and by “bother” I mean “dare.”

Business as usual, in other words.

Moe Lane*Hey, if shaming works… well, it’d be the first time, with this guy; but you never know.