Deval has been repeatedly asking for a debate now. How can it be a bad thing? Let's give voters an early chance to see just what these candidates are about, so they aren't rushing to judgement quickly. Furthermore, if candidates are forced to take positions now, they'll be held accountable for any political gesturing and be much more likely to say what they actually believe in, before the race gets so tight that they feel the need to sacrifice their beliefs for political expediency.
Anyway, Deval got a taste of what he wanted when Jon Keller of Channel 4 cornered them: CBS 4, Boston.
And he wiped the floor of Reilly.