AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 8/26/2004 01:47:00 PM ----- BODY: Cheap Stunt Campaigning - After sending a man in a wheelchair to Texas yesterday, Kerry is now calling for weekly debates with the president. When a candidate starts asking for debates, it's a sure sign that some degree of panic is beginning to set in. According to recent polls, Bush is now starting to pull away from Kerry, and the Republican Convention hasn't even happened yet. There's no guarantee that the convention will help Bush, but considering the fact that nothing has helped Kerry (no running-mate bounce, no convention bounce), the Kerry campaign can't see these latest poll numbers as good news. Thus the call for debates. --------