The Big Conversation:
If Texas Republicans want to hold a presidential debate, they may have to do so without the race's front-runner.
As the Tribune's Jay Root reported Friday, the Republican Party of Texas has made plans to hold a debate before the state's May 29 primaries. And a peeved Steve Munisteri, the state party's chairman, said Friday that all the major candidates except Mitt Romney have accepted the invitation.
"I am disappointed that Gov. Romney has not yet committed to attending an official Republican Party of Texas event," Munisteri said Friday in a statement, according ...