It has been theorized that Democratic National Committee rules may prevent Sanders from debating Paul in an officially-sanctioned event, but on the other hand, the fact that Paul and Sanders are both U.S. senators who would ordinarily debate each other under the course of their typical duties may limit the DNC’s ability to block the two from participating in a joint town hall.
I remain a Bernie supporter, and will support his decision either way, but it WOULD be an interesting debate…
Personally, I think Bernie would crush the little turd hanging off Ron Paul’s asshole (if that’s too crass or obscure, I mean Rand), and do serious damage to the whole “socialism is bad” meme hanging over us since the end of WWII. I certainly wouldn’t buy an argument that Bernie is “afraid” to debate the “doctor”. (He’s not a doctor.) But, I’d accept a conclusion by his campaign that he CAN’T debate him because of DNC rules. I”d also accept a conclusion by his campaign that not only does he have a right to debate him, he’d mop the floor with this sorry-assed excuse for a Senator.
So we will see.