Debates between political candidates are never Socratic dialogues, but they’re often clarifying about the differences between the contenders and the election stakes. Pennsylvanians should hope they don’t have to pick a Senate candidate this year without getting to see the two nominees argue their cases.
Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz had been invited to a debate Tuesday. Last week Mr. Fetterman declined, citing the lingering effects of a stroke he suffered in May. “As I recover from this stroke and improve my auditory processing and speech, I look forward to continuing to meet with the people of Pennsylvania,” he said. “They’ll always know where I stand.”