The News ran a story about Lou wanting to have a debate between candidates. Lou is betting that everyone is forgetting the EVERY OTHER TIME he pretended to want a debate but never got around to it.
The only way a debate would work is if a neutral 3rd party (or in this case 4th party?) would act as the mediator. The only way Lou would participate is if he or one of his cronies acted as mediator, in order to stack the debate in his favor. The truth is, he could never win a debate.