Santorum Looking To Go Mano A Mano With Mitt

Gidley notes that it happened with Clinton and Obama in 2008. Why not now?

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Santorum and Romney at the February 22 debate in Mesa, AZ.

The Santorum campaign doesn’t see why there shouldn’t be one-on-one debates between their candidate and Mitt Romney, a communications director Hogan Gidley told BuzzFeed today.

“In 2008 when it became clear it was a two man race, they had debates between Clinton and Obama,” communications director Hogan Gidley said.

“We think it’s important to get it down to a two-man race,” he said, stopping short of calling directly for two-man debate.

The last candidate to call for one-on-one debates this cycle was Newt Gingrich, who has repeatedly challenged Barack Obama to a series of Lincoln-Douglas style debates.

The Daily’s Dan Hirschorn first noted the hint at a debate push on Twitter.

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