It’s all a matter of Ann Coulter vs ? The cool blonde with the brilliant mind and unflappable mien seeks a liberal debating partner for an event that is the equivalent of New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July and maybe Thanksgiving Day for conservatives. That’s the Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC — now just nine days off.

Organizers at the American Conservative Union have issued a serious challenge to “polemicists of the left” who are ready, willing and able to, they say, “defend the creeping socialism of Obama’s America.”

Indeed. The prospective combatant would face Miss Coulter right there on the expansive CPAC stage, before the largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists in the nation. There is some history to this, though. Back in the day, conservative columnist Robert Novak and veteran TV correspondent Sam Donaldson would square off and fling rhetoric.

“We’d welcome the chance to watch this kind of debate over the fundamentals of the American experiment again,” says executive director Dan Schneider. We’re confident in Ann. Is there a champion of the Left that is unapologetically supportive of their worldview?”

The man is serious now. Bill Maher? Rachel Maddow? Chris Matthews? Anyone?

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