A Debate That Never Was, or Never Will Be?

By Jacqueline Klingebiel

Nov 4, 2009 3:00pm

Earlier today we were surprised to see promotion for a ‘debate’ between former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at Radio City Music Hall in February.

It was billed as a debate with topics “ranging from the economy, to foreign policy, to the current administration," according to a statement released  by MSG Entertainment.

Really? The two former leaders of the free world, head to head? That might be worth the price of admission, which incidentally was pretty steep, ranging from $60 to $1250.

But now we are hearing that this event has been cancelled by the former presidents who say they never agreed to a debate, but back to back speeches.  Clinton and Bush have done the joint appearance thing before – last spring in Toronto.  

But a true Clinton v Bush debate? Don’t think we’ll ever see that – at any price.

- George Stephanopoulos

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