Perry Challenges Pelosi to Debate

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a Republican Presidential Debate at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Will you accept his challenge? Photo: Paul Sancya/AP

Rick Perry has challenged Nancy Pelosi, in a letter, to a public debate next week, the Hill has reported. Perry wrote:

"I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo.

I think it would be a tremendous service to the American public to see a public airing of those differences. Let the people decide.

If Monday doesn't work, perhaps we could find a time in Iowa over the course of the next month to discuss these issues in front of the people of America's heartland."