A Surrogate Debate Worth Watching

Surrogates debates can be very boring, but here's one worth paying attention to: the Center for U.S. Global Engagement launches its 2008 presidential effort today and the marquee event is a debate among foreign policy surrogates for the major presidential campaigns. Often, these surrogates speak more freely than the candidate.

Rep. Frank McGovern is speaking for Sen. Hillary Clinton. Rep. Brad Miller is speaking for Sen. John Edwards, Rep. Adam Smith is speaking for Sen. Barack Obama, Rep. Mark Udall is speaking for Gov. Bill Richardson, Rep. Peter King is speaking for Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Dan Lungren is speaking for Sen. John McCain, Rep and Pete Hoekstra is speaking for Mitt Romney.

Moderators include Gerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal and Walter Pincus of the Washington Post.