2 debates?

I would be surprised if Bush only commits to two debates this fall. First of all, there have traditionally been three Presidential debates, or at least for as long as I can remember. The debate which the Bush campaign is considering ditching, would be the townhall-style meeting, where random American's would have the opportunity to ask each candidate questions (presumably) of their choice. I don't see how Bush could spin this and come out favorably, although I've said that before about a few other things, too. The American people aren't stupid, and will see right through any explanation the campaign gives. If I were Kerry, I'd stick to the original plan, show up in Tempe, and take questions alone. (via Josh Marshall)