Here is an excerpt from some Dowd correspondence back to Ravenstahl:
I do not, however, worry whether we are standing or seated when those conversations take place, nor is it acceptable that, nearly two months in advance, your admittedly busy schedule demands a near month-long gap (April 20th - May 19th) between the last proposed debate and the actual election. (Early Returns)
Mr. Ravenstahl is excellent on camera.
Here he is in 2007: