It does not benefit the Republican Party to have its candidates beat up my the left-wing MSM so early. You know they will be in the tank for President Obama anyway. Why give them extra time?
So, Mitt Romney and the GOP leadership should tell NBC News and CNN thanks but no thanks.
The first debate in October 2011 with Fox News is soon enough. – especially since the GOP Presidential Primary Calendar has been changed to reflect a later start in 2012.