Rudd has accepted.
No word from Howard's office.
A second debate would be chaired by John Singleton, which is hardly unbiased, but would almost certainly prove to be more interesting than either Rudd or Howard.
From the ALP trenches:
Mr Rudd looks forward to comparing his fresh ideas and plans for Australia's future against Mr Howard's record.
Yeah, yeah, right-o, blah-de-blah-de-blah.
That would be "fresh ideas" photocopied from Liberal headquarters?
Slippery bucket of eels.